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by Toni Morrison

Analysis: What's Up With the Title?

Beloved herself for a deeper look, but suffice it to say that words packs a lot of punch.

Whose beloved is beloved? Who does Beloved belong to? We've got lots of contenders in this novel, but Beloved's got some ideas of her own, too. And that's where all the problems start.

Plus, we're pretty sure Morrison got the title straight from the Bible. Check out "What's Up With the Epigraph?" for more on that.

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