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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Modernism is a literary style and movement of the first half of the twentieth century. Bob’s blind rushing made him stumble over it. For the most part, they take place at dusk blood outdoors, often in the cane fields. The ambivalence of attraction and fear manifest in her singing corresponds intimately to the underlying durability and terror that conditions the collective black heart in that story.

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More summaries and resources for teaching or studying Blood-Burning Moon. He shouldnt mention them, shouldnt think of them in this connection.

Howard University Press,pp. 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. Cartwell had told him that Tom went with Louisa after she reached home. The contrast was repulsive to him. By measure of that warm glow which came into her tiomer at thought of him, he had won her.


The book is divided into three parts: They stung him to quick moob. Except for the taut hum of their moving, all was silent.

Introduction & Overview of Blood-Burning Moon

In Factory town, only here and now. Tom is burned to death by a white mob immediately after the fight. One of the most well-known artists was Aaron Douglas. Y dont know what y talkin bout. Burningg Burwell leaned against it. He turned, and staggered towards the crest of the hill in the direction of white town.

Browse all BookRags Study Guides. He has lost his power to either control or seduce her; and, furthermore, moom has been replaced by Tom.

“Blood-Burning Moon” by Jean Toomer

Stench of burning flesh soaked the air. It fluttered like a dying thing, down the single street of factory town. Hell no, his family still owned the niggers, practically. Louisa, honey, I oughtnt tell y, I feel I oughtnt cause yo is young an goes t church an I has had other gals, but Louisa I sho do love y. Bob Stone likes y.

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Old David Georgia stirred the thickening syrup with a long ladle, and ever so often drew it off. A quick shock went through him. When threatened, buening use of violence was a prevention against any shift in the prevailing power structure.

All the stories in this first section take place in the rural South, usually with an African-American woman as the focus. His black balanced, and pulled against, the white of Stone, when she thought of them. Louisa finally arrives home and sits down on the front step. Tom beats him easily, then fatally slashes him with a razor when Bob pulls a knife, securing the ultimate victory that in turn seals his own fate.


The too,er white of his skin paled, and the flush of his cheeks toomed purple. When he does — Baby!

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: They saw the full moon glowing in the great door. Tom Burwell is the African-American man who loves Louisa, a kitchen maid in the house of the Stone family. Not only were there separate schools and hospitals, but there were even separate restrooms and drinking fountains.

Rage has formed a union closer than brotherhood; Bob is Tom through the bond of hate. Not his own blood; Tom Burwell’s blood. This organization was dedicated to a belief in white supremacy. Several of Manning’s friends got up to fight for him.