ISU Play Concordances

Search "A Raisin in the Sun" by Lorraine Hansberry

Complete Alphabetical Word List from A Raisin in the Sun

Complete Word List Ordered by Frequency for A Raisin in the Sun

View starting dialogue for each section from A Raisin in the Sun to help identify location of a particular passage.

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In the following link, search using your browser's Find mechanism (under the Edit menu item in Netscape). All keywords are prefixed with a double-colon (::) and all speaker's names are prefixed with a colon-equals (:=) while location within the source is designated by a locator at the start of the string. Keywords are first grouped together in alphabetical order and then sequenced by their order within the play. As an example:
3.1  ::CHILDISH         :=Asagai:                that. You! Your brother made a stupid, childish mistake -- and you are grateful
The keyword here is CHILDISH (search for ::CHILDISH) while the speaker is Asagai and the phrase is "that. You! Your brother made a stupid, childish mistake -- and you are grateful" which can be found in the text source under RAISIN3.1.

Complete Word, Speaker and Phrase List Ordered Alphabetically for A Raisin in the Sun


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