Autobiography of an Ex-Colored Man

Autobiography of an Ex-Colored Man

by

James Weldon Johnson

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A 19th century Polish-French composer famous for his solo piano works.
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Chopin Term Timeline in Autobiography of an Ex-Colored Man

The timeline below shows where the term Chopin appears in Autobiography of an Ex-Colored Man. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Chapter 2
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...his “sincere appreciation”—this made the narrator grateful and emotional, and he channeled it into a Chopin waltz; after he finished, his father embraced him, and he asked his mother whether his... (full context)
Chapter 11
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...as he returned to “the wholesome dreams of my boyhood”; he even began writing new “Chopinesque” songs for her. (full context)