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Their Eyes Were Watching God - Chapter 6 by Kaitlyn Klein

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Their Eyes Were Watching God- Chapter 6   by Kaitlyn Klein, Alyssa Hager, and Avery Sigmon
Plot Line   
The morning at the store, open everyday except Sunday The men on the porch are talking about life Matt Bonner’s ‘Yellow Mule’ becomes an interesting topic Ringleaders, Sam, Lige and Walter begin to discuss the mule and Matt Sam mentions that the ‘womenfolk’ have the mule and use it as a washboard because of
how malnourished it is Porch Goers become entertained with the anger of Bonner. Begin to mark the mules malnourishment and weaknesses Janie begins to tell her stories, but are silenced by Jody who tells her to work as she
   
   
List of Extended Metaphors   
Ships/Sea "Humph! Is dat all? Ah'd buy her uh steamship and then Ah'd hire some mens tuh run it fur her." (page 69) "Daisy, don't let Jim fool you wid his talk. He don't aim tuh do nothin' fuh yuh. Uh lil ole steamship! Daisy, Ah'll take uh job cleanin' out de Atlantic Ocean fuh you any time you say you so desire." (page 69) “She was the wind on the ocean. She moved men, but the helm determined the port. Now this night she mounted the steps and the men noticed her until she passed inside the door.” (page 70) Time “Janie stood where he left her for unmeasured time and thought. She stood there until something fell off the shelf inside her.” (page 72) “Time and scenes like that out Janie to thinking about the inside state of her marriage. Time came when she fought back with her tongue as best she could, but it didn’t do her any good.” (page 71) Janie’s World “When the people sat around on the porch and passed around the pictures of their thoughts for the others to look at and see, it was nice.” ( Page 51) “All they needed was to see Matt's long spare shape coming down the street and by the time he got to the porch they were ready for him.” (Page 51) “The store itself was a pleasant place if only she didn't have to sell things.” (Page 51) "Reckon we better not tell yuh heah at de store. It's too fur off tuh do any good.” (Page 52) “Starks piled fodder under the big tree near the porch and the mule was usually around the store like the other citizens.” (Page 58) “Joe would hustle her off inside the store to sell something.” (Page 54) “The store itself kept her with a sick headache.” (Page 54) "'Cause it won't be nobody heah tuh look after de store. Ah'm goin' tuh de draggin'-out mahself." (Page 60) “Joe returned to the store full of pleasure and good humor but he didn't want Janie to notice it because he saw that she was sullen and he resented that.” (Page 62) “The porch was boiling now.” (Page 66) "Unhunh, you talked too fast. Heah, Jim and Dave is right upon de porch and Lum is inside de store." (page 68) “Jody was on the porch and the porch was full of Eatonville as usual at this time of day.” (page 72)
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
“Mrs. Robbins struck her pity-pose and assumed the voice. “‘Cause Ah’m hungry, Mist’ Starks. ‘Deed Ah is. Me and mah chillun is hongry. Tony don’t fee-eed me!” This is what the porch was waiting for. They burst into a laugh.” (page 73) “If he buy all dat you talkin’ ‘bout, Mist Starks, God know whut he do wid it. He sho don’t bring it home, and me and mah po’ chillun is so hongry!” (page 73) “His big, big laugh was as much for her as for the baiting. He was longing for peace but on his own terms.” (page 72) “So gradually, she pressed her teeth together and learned to hush.” (page 71) “Dat’s cause you need tellin’,” he rejoined hotly. “It would be pitiful if Ah didn’t. Somebody got to think for women and chillun and chickens and cows. I god, they sho don’t think none theirselves.” (page 71) Darkness “the dear departed brother would look down into hell and see the devil plowing Matt Bonner all day long in a hell-hot sun and laying the raw- hide to his back.” (Page 61) “Ah aims tuh keep yuh in de dark all de time.” (Page 64)
   
   
 
   
   
   
 
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
Metaphor Analysis   
The Mule  “But that never halted the mule talk. There would be more stories about how poor the brute was; his age; his evil disposition and his latest caper. Everybody indulged in mule talk. He was next to the Mayor in prominence, and made better talking.” (Page 53) “Reckon you’ll ever git through de job wid dat mule-frame?” Lige asked. “Aw dat mule is plenty strong. Jus’ evil and don’t want tuh be led.” (page 55) “Five or six more men left the porch and surrounded the fractious beast, goosing him in the sides and making him slow his temper. But he had more spirit left than body. He was soon panting and heaving from the effort of spinning his old carcass about. Everybody was having fun at the mule-baiting. All but Janie.” (page 56). “They oughta be shamed uh theyselves! Teasin’ dat poor brute beast lak they is! Done been worked tuh death; done had his disposition ruint wid mistreatment, and now they got tuh finish devilin’ ‘im tuh death. Wisht Ah had mah way wid ‘em all.” (page 56) “He almost got dat and they took great pride in him. New lies sprung up about his free mule doings.” (Page 58-59) “No, the carcass moved off with the town, and left Janie standing in the doorway. Out in the swamp they made great ceremony over the mule. They mocked everything human in death. Starks led off with a great eulogy on our departed citizen, our most distinguished citizen and the grief he left behind him, and the people loved the speech. ” (Page 60)   “The yaller mule was gone from the town except for the porch talk, and for the children visiting his bleaching bones now and then in the spirit of adventure.
 
   
   
   
   
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Janie’s World