The Bluest Eye Autumn, Chapter 1 & Claudia
Voice Lessons “Nuns go by quiet as lust, and drunken man and sober eyes sing in the lobby of the Greek hotel” (Morrison, 9). • Underline all the vivid details in the passage. What is the focus of the sentence? How do the details help you understand that focus? • The are several contrasting details in the passage, details that give two completely different pictures of the setting. Identify the contrasting details. How do these contrasts add to the overall effect of the description?
Claudia’s Conversation Roundtable Explain what you think are the most important characteristics of Claudia and how those characteristics might affect her role as narrator.
Tone • The attitude of the writer/narrator/character toward his/her subject. • It’s not what he/she said, it’s how he/she said it. • Tone is identified through analysis of word choice, figurative language, sentence structure, details and characterization of the language as a whole.