“Yo’ mama don’t wear no Draws….

To wear dem dirty Draws” (Hurston 157).

Hurston “Their Eyes Were Watching God,” 157.

The last word of the first and last lines of this chant are the same (Draws), which seems to create a cycle. This repetition could mirror the cyclical nature of men entering Janie’s life, yet ultimately failing her. It could also foreshadow Janie’s return to Eatonville at the end of the novel.