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.

Author: Samujar Arashura
Country: Nigeria
Language: English (Spanish)
Genre: Science
Published (Last): 26 February 2014
Pages: 383
PDF File Size: 7.85 Mb
ePub File Size: 13.72 Mb
ISBN: 278-3-53919-573-7
Downloads: 69850
Price: Free* [*Free Regsitration Required]
Uploader: Mikak

Its yell echoed against the skeleton stone walls and sounded like a hundred yells. The mob was silent. Although he continued to write during these years, most of burninh writing concerned his religious beliefs, and little of it was published.

They saw the full moon glowing in the great door.

As she did so, she sang. His feet felt as if they rested on red-hot coals.

“Blood-Burning Moon” by Jean Toomer

Singers in the town were silenced. There in the dusk he blushed at doing so. Not a twig cracked beneath his feet. Traditionally Toomer has been viewed primarily as a member of the Harlem Renaissance, a movement involving African-American writers and artists in the s that emphasized black culture and identity.

Follow Us on Facebook. No, it was because she was nigger that he went to her. Bob sprang to his feet. He crashed into the bordering canebrake. Wood and stakes already there.


Each blow sounded as if it smashed into a precious, irreplaceable soft something. Nean they are all the same woman, archetypal woman, all wearing different faces, but each possessing an identifiable aspect of womanhood.

“Blood-Burning Moon” by Jean Toomer | Thommy Ford Reads

Modern Language Association http: His father, a Georgia planter, left his mother shortly after he was born. Follow Blog via Email Enter your email address to follow this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email.

Her breasts, firm and up-pointed like ripe acorns.

He bit down on his lips. The full moon, toomfr evil thing, an omen, soft showering the homes of folks she knew. Howard University Press,pp. Topics for Further Study.

Introduction & Overview of Blood-Burning Moon

It was marked by a break with traditional literary forms and a rejection of mainstream Western civilization and culture. When Bob persists, Tom begins beating him, and Bob pulls a knife.

There is no aspect of woman that Toomer does not weave inextricably into his archetypal woman, and in the end, through Carrie K.

At any rate, the full moon in the great door was an omen which she must sing to: She momentarily rationalizes in favor of the white man because her own experience has taught her that she has less of a social obligation to Tom: His black balanced, and pulled against, the white of Stone, when she thought of them. Rather, he enjoys their regular meetings in the canebrake where he can satisfy his sexual desire for her.


Blood-Burning Moon | Introduction & Overview

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: When Bob Stone challenges him, Tom easily kills the other man. The clear white of his skin paled, and the flush of his cheeks turned purple. A black and a white male, inseparable enemies, destroy each other over a woman who wants them both.

Federal rulings and laws against legal segregation did not occur until the s. Tom wheeled about and faced them. It drenched the men in circle seated around the stove.

He aint found out. With gruesome finality, Tom Burwell is murdered by a white mob for killing a white man, refusing in their fear and hate to investigate blopd circumstances.

Beneath them, Bob staggered back. Tom Burwell had her.

He slapped one hand against his neck. A mob quickly gathers and heads toward the factory town, where they grab Tom, tie his wrists and drag him into the too,er cotton mill.

Ise already cut two niggers.