Thank You Ma'am

By Langston Hughes


  • The word Setting is used to identify and establish the time, place and mood of the events of the story.Helps establish where and when and under what circumstances the story takes place.
  • "It was about eleven o' clock at night, and she was walking alone."
  • I think that quote gives you a good description on the setting of the story , so it would be in the place of setting
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  • An implied reference in a literary work to a person,place or thing in history or another work of literature.
  • Allusions help to illustrate a point.
  • "I wanted a pair of blue suede shoes",said the boy.
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  • Person , place or activity or an object that stands for something beyond itself.
  • "Now,here,take this ten dollars and buy yourself some blue suede shoes".
  • This is symbolism because the older lady is going out her way to do something kind (Generosity / Kindness )
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  • Protagonist is the leading character or one of the major characters in drama,movie,novel or other fictional text.
  • Anatgonist a person who actively opposes or is hostile to someone or something adversary.
  • "Then Roger,you go to that sink and wash your fcae," said the women where upon she turned him loose at lat.Roger looked at the door looked at the women , looked at the door again and went to the sink.
  • This repersents a good example with protagonist and antagonsit
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