The Fire Next Time

Daiyana & Heena

Main Arguments

1.) Religion: The effects of religion on one's life.

2.) Racism: The complexity of racism as connected to America.

3.) Activism: The extremes of activist beliefs.

Media Connection

MALCOLM X: OUR HISTORY WAS DESTROYED BY SLAVERY

Rhetorical Devices

pg 43 - Baldwin uses diction and anaphora to describe how ignorant and in denial the white people of America are towards a oppressive situation that they could work to change.


pg.57 - uses repetition of the word "black" to emphasize how the white God has not delivered the black people so maybe a black God will.


pg.36 - Baldwin traces his roots back to Ham by using an allusion from the Bible.