Blues Ain't No Mockingbird

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  • Blues Ain't No Mockingbird
  • Exposition
  • Rising Action
  • by Toni Cade Bambara
  • Climax
  • The narrator, her cousin Cathy, and the neighbor boys, Terry and Tyrone, spot men with cameras outside taking pictures.
  • Falling Action
  • Granny asks the men to leave but they ignore her; she leaves because she gets too angry. Then Granddaddy Cain shows up with a chicken hawk.
  • Resolution
  • The mate of the chicken hawk swoops down and Granddaddy kills it with his hammer. Granddaddy asks for one of the men's cameras and smashes it. He asks the men leave.
  • The camera men agree to leave. And the narrator, Cathy, Tyrone, Terry, and Granddaddy all head inside the house.
  • Granny continues to make her cake while Cathy plans to write a book about "How to Properly Use a Hammer." Tyrone asks if he can be in it. Cathy responds, "Perhaps. If you there and ready.”
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