Jean Toomer, Cane

“Money burns the pocket, pocket hurts,
Bootleggers in silken shirts,
Ballooned, zooming Cadillacs,
Whizzing, whizzing down the street-car tracks.”

 

Toomer, Jean. “Kabnis.” Cane. New York: Liveright, 2011. 53. Print.

The quote serves as a way to think of the book as a cause and effect reaction. It shows how by the decisions that are made, everyone has been involved.  The repetition of “whizzing” also serves as a representation for the whole of the novel that can, at time, leave the minds of the readers “whizzing.”