“How it Feels to be Colored Me”

How does the author use creative language, image, and metaphor to invent and reinvent herself What rhetorical distancing mechanisms does she use to write about “self” as subject? What post-memoir subgenre would you assign these to? Choose a specific textual section in which to ground your analysis.

In How It Feels To Be Colored Me, Zora Neale Hurston descries her experience as an African American in the 20th century in the United States.
I liked how Hurston uses the metaphor of colored bags to describe people.

Her biography is full of imagery and emotions as she recalls various experiences when she faced racial discrimination and one of the is when she was in college.


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