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Beale Street Love

Beale Street Love


by Langston Hughes

Beale Street Love Power Quotes

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Quote #4

Hit me again,
Says Clorinda. (6-7)

While all of the power has so far been in the man's hands, here, we see that the woman has something to say about it after all. What she means isn't clear, but she has taken some control by speaking. Though she has suffered a punch to the mouth, she still manages to make her words heard. But is this a good thing? Or will it just cause her more injury?

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