The Fire Next Time
By James Baldwin
2.) Oppression/ Segregation - Baldwin expresses his childhood thoughts and his more mature thoughts on black oppression, and comes to terms with himself on the racial inequalities
1.) Word Choice/ Diction- Baldwin uses great word choice and diction to demonstrate his credibility as an educated African American, as well as using poetic writing in order to set the tone.
2.) Allusion- Throughout the text Baldwin often has underlying religious and racial allusions which effectively help the reader to understand.
3.) Personification- Baldwin often uses personification throughout the text in order to give a deeper meaning to objects so that the reader understands the meaning.