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    everyone struggles to stay afloat the tsunami of troubles flooding them. However, some people struggle more than others, and some people face much tougher encumbrances. In For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide / When The Rainbow Is Enuf, Ntozake Shange shows each woman struggling to overcome a troubling past that leads them to question the value of their own lives. In order to free themselves from the issues suffocating them, they must eliminate the suffering part of themselves and unite to

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    women recites a poem to signify and release the emotion being felt at that time. Tyler Perry’s movie “For Colored Girls” was inspired by a stage play For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide When the Rainbow is Enuf, written by Ntozake Shange’s. The story was adapted from a play that consists of monologues, which combines dance and poetry. Gates highlights that For colored girls is a film that makes a strong message of empowerment to the humanity of women. No matter how bad things

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    20th century, Ntozake Shange witnessed many movements, such as the sexual revolution, that shaped her outlook on life. After separating from her first husband, Shange reflects on the limitations society forces on women, specifically black women. She goes on to proclaim herself a black feminist and her passion for equality for women became evident in her literary works.1 Lisa Gail Collins, professor of art at Vassar College with an emphasis on African American lives, observes that Shange saw the need

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    to dismantling it. Today, I’d like to introduce you to one of my favourite poets, Ntozake Shange, who, on the outset, definitely fits the latter category. Born Paulette Williams in 1948, Shange’s teenage years coincided with the rise of the African American Civil Rights and Women’s Liberation Movements, a period of immense socio-political upheaval (AfroPoets, 2011). When she moved to Harlem in her early 20s, Shange was confronted with the stark realities facing African American women, including rampant

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    Ntozake Shange’s writing style in “For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide,” she writes in vernacular which tells the reader a little more about her as a writer and person. The vernacular tells you the region or area of the ordinary people that live there, giving you background on their background culture. With the background you shared in class we know she came from a high-middle class family that moved from New Jersey to St. Louis which was a very racially segregated area. The meaning behind

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    written by Ntozake Shange. It is written in an unusual style that is called a choreopoem. This style is very effective when done by a skilled poet such as Shange. She uses a combination of rhyming lyrics and a play like format to captivate the reader. The subject matter of her work is very powerful as well. The entire collection revolves around how black women are oppressed and their courage throughout many trials. Using the combination of a unique style and riveting content Ntozake Shange sends a

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    Many people are wronged in the world. Most people think that one word will fix that problem when in fact it doesn’t. Sorry is an empty word that takes responsibility off the person that committed the wrong. Through the poem Sorry the author Ntozake Shange illustrates this point very well. Telling her story of the word sorry, it just goes to show the reader that actions speak louder than words, and how pointless and meaningless apologies through words really are. Sorries don’t always fix the wrong

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    Essay about The Women of "For Colored Girls"

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    “For Colored Girls” is comprised of seven women who represented a different shade of the rainbow. The colors are brown, red, yellow, white, green, orange and blue. Their costumes and make-up transformed each of them and were symbolic of the color their character embodied. The ensemble acting made all of their roles of equal importance, without one dominating the other. These women together formed a bond through their various adversities, gradually taking them from strangers to acquaintances. From

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    ‘For Colored Girls’ directed by Tyler Perry is an adaptation of a Tony Award nominated choreopoem written by Ntozake Shange. Clint O’Conner a reviewer for the Plain Dealer writes about Tyler Perry, “He has taken Ntozake Shange’s 1974 choreopoem ‘For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide/When the Rainbow is Enuf’ and both condensed and expanded it into a big-screen extravaganza assessing the black female experience in America” (O'Connor 1). ‘For Colored Girls’ is an emotionally charged drama about

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    One profound piece of African American literature is Ntozake Shange’s choreopoem, For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide/When the Rainbow is Enuf. This revolutionary work provides audiences with poems regarding the various aspects of life and challenges that are faced by black women, from the perspectives of black women. One poem in the text that demonstrates this viewpoint is the lady in yellow’s “Graduation Nite” poem. The feminine gaze utilized in this poem allows the woman to have agency

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