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Beale Street Love

Beale Street Love

  

by Langston Hughes

Beale Street Love: It's a violent world Quiz

Think you’ve got your head wrapped around Beale Street Love? Put your knowledge to the test. Good luck — the Stickman is counting on you!
Q. What does Clorinda ask love to do?


Hit her again
Stop hitting her
Touch her gently
Take her away from Beale Street
Q. "Beale Street Love" is:


A sonnet
An ode
An extended metaphor
A song
Q. What does the fist hit first?


Lips
Eyes
A face
Nose
Q. Why does free verse work for "Beale Street Love"?


Because the poem is short
Because it fits the violent content
Because love doesn't need order
Because Beale street was a free place
Q. Who does the fist belong to?


Clorinda
The speaker
A cop
A brown man
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