Autobiography of an Ex-Colored Man

Autobiography of an Ex-Colored Man

by

James Weldon Johnson

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Fauré’s 13th Nocturne Term Analysis

The 19th century French composer Gabriel Fauré’s final, solemn nocturne (piece of “night music”) for piano.
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Fauré’s 13th Nocturne Term Timeline in Autobiography of an Ex-Colored Man

The timeline below shows where the term Fauré’s 13th Nocturne appears in Autobiography of an Ex-Colored Man. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Chapter 11
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As the narrator played Faure’s 13th Nocturne for the singer one night, he was overcome with “a wave of exaltation” and proclaimed... (full context)
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Music, Emotion, and American Culture Theme Icon
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...to touch.” She soon went to the piano and started playing the opening to the 13th Nocturne ; he walked over and she said, “I love you, I love you, I love... (full context)