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1. What kind of love is this poem describing? -> Love in general
2. Why did the book that "Beale Street Love" was in not sell well? -> Hughes shows the dark side of African-American life
3. Why is Beale Street important? -> It was in a famous Cher song
4. Why might Clorinda have the upper hand? -> She is female
5. Who is the other Clorinda? -> A white girl born to African parents
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