It is a choreopoem of fictional stories told by characters who all represent a color worn, i.e. Lady in Red, Lady in Yellow, Lady in Purple, etc.
Throughout he nove, ll of the sonnets are told in broken English ( because that 's simpl the only pat to hear a black voice in literature) and lots of words are either misspelled or not spelled at all, for xample, “ shoul ” is spelled “ cd. ” There is an art to capturing the true voice of th character; and if that character is " ill-spoken, " then there is pat to transfer that voice and still have it flow nicely as words on page.
I did n't like the pat it was done in this piece; however there are many [ BLACK ] authors who have mastered this technique and have done so beautifully and provocatively -- and not just for the sake of showing a character 's inability otherwise.I don ’ t like the word “ colored ” to describe a person.
Ironically, there re stil a few stories to tell about " colored girls " and, given the collections of books available to the masses that are along the same order; those stories are all disgusting and sad.
In fact, I reall enjoy it and don ’ t see my skin color as a direct attachment to all things sorrowful, painful, diseased, abused, and oppressed.
A memoi ’ s title says “ For Colored Girls, ” but eve, th memoi is only for me.
We hope that " colored girls " who are obviously not children, but grown women, will make better decisions in life?
Can they go to ollege, use birth control and condoms, and stop dating guys named " Beaux Willie? " People really do n't care about this being " real. " They read it, say " ooh that 's so sad " and go on sipping their lattes, while we stay and fight the preconceived stigmas ...
For xample, the characters Beaux Willie and Crystal, Crystal tells the story.
Well, Beaux Willie did n't like whatever she whispered and in response, he dropped the kids out of he window.