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:
An extended metaphor
Q. What does the fist hit first?
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?
A brown man