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For blues musicians, "worrying the line" is the technique of breaking up a phrase by changing pitch, adding a shout, or repeating words in order to emphasize, clarify, or subvert a moment in a song. Cheryl A. Wall applies this term to fiction and nonfiction writing by African American women in the twentieth century, demonstrating how these writers bring about similar chang ...more
Paperback, 309 pages
Published February 28th 2005 by University of North Carolina Press
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Cheryl A. Wall is a Professor of English at Rutgers University.
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