The Fire Next Time

with connections

Main Argument

Throughout the book, Baldwin argues the importance of finding yourself, accepting others for who they are and not what they are, and the importance of having your own opinions, also along with the different ideas of religious beliefs.

Pictures of Baldwin and one of acceptance.

Media Connection

27 Questions Black People Have For Black People

Media connection

The video shows the bravery and annoyance it takes for one to address the problems within their race. This also shows that people acknowledge the problems and want to change the way others see those around them.

Rhetorical Devices

Definition- Baldwin redefines a vast amount of words along with ideas within his book.

Descriptive language -Baldwin describes people and things in a very intense way that creates imagery for the audience.

Historical allusions- Baldwin mentions famous African Americans that help the African American population during the time and in the future.