What specific elements of imagery helped the audience "see" the family’s circumstances in A Raisin in the Sun?

What specific elements of imagery helped the audience "see" the family’s circumstances in A Raisin in the Sun?

What specific elements of imagery helped the audience "see" the family’s circumstances in A Raisin in the Sun?

What specific elements of imagery helped the audience "see" the family’s circumstances in A Raisin in the Sun?

Look at some of the longer passages for visual imagery.  Look at Walter’s soliloquy when he’s drunk in particular.  Like a shaman, he conjures Africa (IMAGERY in bold):Listen, my black brothers… Do you hear the waters rushing against the shores of the coastlands…Do you hear the screeching of the cocks in yonder hills beyond where the chiefs meet in council for the coming of the mighty war… …Do you hear the beating of the wings of the birds flying low over the mountains and the low places of our land ….Do you hear the singing of the women, singing the war songs of our fathers to the babies in the great houses? Singing the sweet war songs! OH, DO YOU HEAR, MY BLACK BROTHERS!OTHER IMAGERY:Prison/captivity imagery: “dungeon”Nationalism imagery (America vs. Africa): “flag” and “spear”; “marching songs”Slave imagery: “five generations of people who was slaves” Home / food imagery: “I spec you better come ’round here from time to time to get yourself some decent home-cooked meals . . .”Garden imagery: “I always wanted me a garden like I used to see sometimes at the back of the houses down home.”Work / job / driving imagery: “A job. (Looks at her) Mama, a job? I open and close car doors all day long. I drive a man around in his limousine and I say, “Yes, sir; no, sir; very good, sir; shall I take the Drive, sir?” Mama, that ain’t no kind of job . . . that ain’t nothing at all.”
What specific elements of imagery helped the audience "see" the family’s circumstances in A Raisin in the Sun?
What specific elements of imagery helped the audience "see" the family’s circumstances in A Raisin in the Sun?
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What specific elements of imagery helped the audience "see" the family’s circumstances in A Raisin in the Sun?
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