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Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry | Study Guide

Mildred D. Taylor

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Overview

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Author

Mildred D. Taylor

Year Published

1976

Type

Children's Book

Genre

Historical Fiction

Perspective and Narrator

Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry is related in the first person by the protagonist Cassie Logan, who is nine. Because this point of view is limited, Mildred D. Taylor employs the dialogue of other characters to introduce information into the text.

Tense

Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry is narrated in the past tense.

About the Title

Mildred D. Taylor incorporates the title line Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry into a poem that begins Chapter 11. The line alludes to an African American spiritual that laments the plight of black slaves at the hands of white owners and reads: "Roll of thunder / Hear my cry / ... Ole man comin' / Down the line / Whip in hand to / Beat me down."

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