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Many literary scholars believe that Zora Neale Hurston's Their Eyes Were Watching God (1937) has been the (i)_____influence on some of the most accomplished Black women writing in the United States today. Indeed, Alice Walker, the author of the prize-winning novel The Color Purple, has said of Their Eyes, “There is no book more important to me than this one.” Thus, it seems necessary to ask why Their Eyes, a work now viewed by a multitude of readers as (ii)_____in its complex depiction of a Black woman's search for self and community, was ever (iii)_____to the margins of the literary canon.

A primary D extremely solemn G relegated
B intangible E remarkably successful H provoked
C evasive F surprisingly convoluted I surprisingly convoluted

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