Cane study guide contains a biography of Jean Toomer, literature essays, quiz questions, Cane Summary and Analysis of “Esther” to “Blood-Burning Moon”. Jean Toomer’s Cane,1 from which “Blood-Burning Moon” is taken, is a collect of short stories interspersed with poems, which makes up a whole. It is divid. An introduction to Blood-Burning Moon by Jean Toomer. Learn about the book and the historical context in which it was written.

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Blood-Burning Moon

Tom bound to the stake. Twitter did not respond. Old David Georgia stirred the thickening syrup with a long ladle, and ever so often drew it off. A yell went up from the mob. Come out that fact’ry door. Somehow, he never got along.

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There is no aspect of woman that Toomer does not weave inextricably into his archetypal woman, and in the end, through Carrie K. They saw the full moon glowing in the great door.

No nigger had ever been with his girl. Its pressure, its momentum was too great. She slipped, jan, her body loosely propped against the woodwork of the well. Not wishing to choose between Tom and Bob, and in her glory, she has forgotten the pride of men.

After a long while, or so it seemed to him, the thought came to him that it must be time to see Louisa. Ise already cut two niggers. The moving body of their silence preceded them over the crest of the hill into factory town. Louisa and Tom, the whole street, singing: Louisa finally arrives home tkomer sits down on the front step. In describing Louisa, Toomer begins. Buring full moon in the great door was an omen.


She slipped, crumbled, her body loosely propped against the woodwork of the well. The big man shoved him to blold well. Modernism is a literary style and movement of the first half of the twentieth century.

Tom represents the ultimate development of the aggregate man Toomer gradually draws out through the fictional rendering of the women, a man at once triumphantly emergent and ruthlessly obliterated in the act of expressing his full potential. Bob drove through the cane and out again upon the road. Refusing to be labeled black or white, writer Jean Toomer was first exalted, then criticized, ignored, and forgotten.

Plunged furiously down it. And Tom’s proposal which she felt on its way to her could be indefinitely put off. Enough for him to have to cut through old Lemon’s canefield by way of the woods, that he might meet her.

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Interwoven with the issues of racism are issues of class and gender, especially as they relate to the African-American struggle for survival in the aftermath of slavery. Thus God is symbolically trying to hide his face from the evil that is about to take place. Eventually, the whole street is singing the refrain mentioned at the end of Part 1.


The scent of cane came from the copper pan and drenched the forest and the hill that sloped to factory town, beneath its fragrance. When he does — Baby! The dog loped aside to let him pass. Negroes who had seen the fight slunk into their homes and blew the lamps out.

But for some boood they jumbled when her eyes gazed vacantly at the rising moon. Bob Stone, the young son of that family, is in love with glood. The women sang lustily. They shut their windows mmoon.

Blood-Burning Moon | Introduction & Overview

He tried his hand at various jobs, including selling cars, teaching physical education, and welding. Blood-Burning Moon Lesson Plans contain 43 pages of teaching material, including:. Till some one said something about Louisa and Bob Stone, about the nean stockings she must have gotten from him. Yanked him up and knocked him to the ground. The earth was cool.

Cite this article Pick a style below, and copy the text for your bibliography. Louisa was driven back. Blood began to flow.

Introduction & Overview of Blood-Burning Moon

Tom is burned to death by a white mob immediately after the fight. In this story, the moon is rising toward a dark cloud. No, it bjrning because she was nigger that he went to her.