Pheoby Dialect

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Zora Neale Hurston uses the different types of language in the book because it helps bring characters to life, make characters believable, and help the reader think they are part of the story. Hurston uses southern dialect through out the book many times, to represent how people in the south region would talk. In the beginning of the book it also warns you about the language and how Janie is telling her story to Pheoby. At first the language my seem strange to a person, but once you get into the story more it gets easy and more familiar. The way Hurston uses her language also makes you feel that your right in the room with the characters, while there fighting or somebody is dying. In the book, it indicates “ A sound of strife in Jody’s throat,

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