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Zora Neale Hurston
Drama, Women's Studies
"Sweat" is told from the point of view of a third-person omniscient narrator.
"Sweat" is written in the past tense.
The title "Sweat" has both a literal and a metaphoric meaning. Literally, the word sweat refers to the sweat or perspiration Delia experiences as a result of her hard labor washing clothes. As a metaphor, the term sweat represents Delia's burdens: her work and her abusive husband. Delia's sweat gives her the right to live in her house and do as she pleases. Delia says, "Mah sweat ... paid for this house ... Ah reckon Ah kin keep ... sweatin' in it."
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