Song of Solomon
Song of Solomon
by Toni Morrison

Song of Solomon Learning Guide: Table of Contents

Introduction
Analysis
Symbolism, Imagery, Allegory
The Peacock
The Geography Book
Flying
Ginger Smell
The Ocean
The Cave
The Weimaraner Dogs/The Hunting Party
The Watermark
Hagar's Beauty Products
The Egg
The Velvet Roses
Setting
Narrator Point of View
Genre
Tone
Writing Style
What’s Up With the Title?
What’s Up With the Epigraph?
What’s Up With the Ending?
Plot Analysis
Booker’s Seven Basic Plots Analysis: The Quest
Three Act Plot Analysis
Trivia
Steaminess Rating
Allusions
Brief Summary
Part 1, Chapter 1
Part 1, Chapter 2
Part 1, Chapter 3
Part 1, Chapter 4
Part 1, Chapter 5
Part 1, Chapter 6
Part 1, Chapter 7
Part 1, Chapter 8
Part 1, Chapter 9
Part 2, Chapter 10
Part 2, Chapter 11
Part 2, Chapter 12
Part 2, Chapter 13
Part 2, Chapter 14
Part 2, Chapter 15
Characters
Macon Dead, Jr. (Milkman)
Macon Dead, Jr. (Milkman) Timeline
Pilate Dead
Pilate Dead Timeline
Guitar Bains
Hagar Dead
Macon Dead, Sr.
Ruth Dead
First Corinthians Dead
Magdalene Dead
Reba Dead
Henry Porter
Freddie
Circe
Omar
Sweet
Jake
Solomon
Heddy
Susan Byrd
Grace Long
Reverend Cooper
The Butler family
The Seven Days
Study Questions
Character Roles (Protagonist, Antagonist...)
Protagonist
Antagonist
GuideMentor
Foil
Tools of Characterization
Themes
Quotes
Identity
Identity Quotes
Love
Love Quotes
Race
Race Quotes
Visions of America
Visions of America Quotes
The Home
The Home Quotes
The Supernatural
The Supernatural Quotes
Women and Femininity
Women and Femininity Quotes
Man and the Natural World
Man and the Natural World Quotes
Exploration
Exploration Quotes
Memory and the Past
Memory and the Past Quotes
Best of the Web
Module Quizzes
Module Flashcards
Quotes (What was Said)
Quotes (What was Said) Flashcards
Quotes (What was Said) True or False
Themes (For the Most Part)
Themes (For the Most Part) Flashcards
Themes (For the Most Part) True or False
Symbols
Symbols Flashcards
Symbols True or False
If It’s About Cutting Children in Half, I Don’t Want to Hear It
If It’s About Cutting Children in Half, I Don’t Want to Hear It Flashcards
If It’s About Cutting Children in Half, I Don’t Want to Hear It True or False
The Milkman with the Blue Guitar
The Milkman with the Blue Guitar Flashcards
The Milkman with the Blue Guitar True or False
Essay
Song of Solomon
Current Events & Pop Culture
Challenges & Opportunities
Assignments & Activities
Characterization
Chew On This
Character Journal Entry
Facebook Plot Summary
Archetypes
Symbolism, Allusion, and Irony
Literary Devices
Adaptation
Why Should I Care?
A Good Book + The Bible
Sending Milkman to College
What's Up With the Ending?
Discussion & Essay Questions
Reading Quizzes
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