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lesson 27
1 hour

Mythology and Song of Solomon


In this lesson, students read pages 69–71 of “Myth as Structure in Toni Morrison’s Song of Solomon” by A. Leslie Harris, in which Harris presents the concept of mythology as a central structural support for Song of Solomon. Students participate in a discussion of Milkman’s journey in the context of other mythical figures before independently exploring how the literary criticism relates to prior analysis of existing unanswered questions.


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