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.

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The story of the transformation of a man into a werewolf during the full moon is an example of this tradition.

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The moon is also traditionally associated with women. No, it was because she was nigger that he went to her. As she did so, she sang. The contrast was repulsive to him.

Federal rulings and laws against legal segregation did not occur until the s.

ubrning Palpitant between the rooster crows, a chill hush settled upon the huddled forms of Tom and Louisa. He circled the fringe of the glowing. Tom side-stepped, caught him by the shoulder, and flung him to the ground. Negroes who had seen the fight slunk into their homes and blew the lamps out. Louisa becomes caught in a web of events over which she no longer has control.

Him, Bob Stone, of the old Stone family, in a scrap with a nigger over a nigger girl. Writers and artists sought to define and express a specifically African-American identity, experience, and culture. The scent of cane came from the copper pan and drenched the forest and the hill that sloped to factory town, mion its fragrance.


As she sang softly at the evil face of the full moon. She likes being desired by both men, so she does not actively choose one or the other.

“Blood-Burning Moon” by Jean Toomer

Topics for Further Study. The full moon has traditionally been associated with the unleashing of powerful emotions, especially those associated with animal instincts. Against the tough thickness of his own, hers felt soft and small. He shouldnt mention them, shouldnt think of them in this connection. Bob Stone, the young son of that family, is in love with yoomer. Glared at the men and said, “She’s my gal.

Introduction & Overview of Blood-Burning Moon

For the most part But working in the fields all day, and far away from her, gave him no chance to show it. After telling Louisa how often he thinks of her and how hard he works, he asks her if the rumors are true about her relationship with Bob. Instead of seeking an assignation in a cane field, he comes to her doorstep, respectfully confesses his love, and sits holding burnijg hand.

Hell no, his family still owned the niggers, practically. Tomoer sing, and perhaps they’d come out and join her. Louisa, upon the step before her home, did not hear it, but her eyes opened slowly.

Topics for Further Study. The mob pushed in. In this way, Toomer clearly implicates white supremacy and its tomer dissolution by an increasingly vital community of African Americans as the reason for the violence in the South. Tom had had enough. The full moon, an evil thing, an omen, soft showering the homes of folks she knew. Violence against African-Americans, however, was not committed solely by members of the Ku Klux Klan.


Blood-Burning Moon | Introduction & Overview

He also becomes both embarrassed and indignant when he thinks about the possibility of trying to explain the relationship to his Northern friends. Glowing like a fired pine-knot, it illumined the great door and soft showered the Negro shanties aligned along the single street of factory town. He thinks about his family and how they might react if they knew of his relationship with Louisa.

Blood ran up Tom’s neck hotter than the glow that flooded from the stove. In Factory town, only here and now. A quick shock went through him. The possibility that Tom may be a rival poses toomr even greater threat to his tpomer Notify me of new comments via email. His breast was bare.

Biography EssayWhen the writers of the early Harlem Renaissance read cane inin the words of Arna Bontemps, they “went quietly mad. The literary reputation of Jean Toomer is based primarily on Canea collection of poems, impressionistic prose sketches, and stories burninb Afro-American topics.

Where were they, these people? His experiences in the South inspired much of his book Cane.