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Sister Josepha

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Paperback, 18 pages
Published April 30th 2004 by BookSurge Classics (first published March 29th 2001)
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Tamara Collins
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“Sister Josepha” by Alice Dunbar

The lead into the story sets a tone of boredom of a routine life. The author begins the story by showing us Sister Josepha in church doing what must have been part of her daily routine. This dullness is well represented in the text by using such verbs and adjectives as in this sentence “…hold her beads mechanically, her fingers numb with the accustomed exercise,” (407). Again, the author sets the tone of monotony with “always the same old work…” and “filling the s
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Alice Ruth Moore Dunbar Nelson (July 19, 1875 – September 18, 1935) was an American poet, journalist and political activist. Among the first generation born free in the South after the Civil War, she was one of the prominent African Americans involved in the artistic flourishing of the Harlem Renaissance. Her first husband was the poet Paul Laurence Dunbar; she then married physician Henry A. Call ...more
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