Fire Next Time

Franco, Allysa, and Stef

Main Arguments

Rhetorical Devices

Imagery: This device is used several times within the book. Such as in page 62 "The sunlight came into the room with the peacefulness one remembers from rooms in one's early childhood-a sunlight only encountered later in one's dreams,

Parallelism: Page 97 "The price of liberation of the white people is the liberation of blacks-the total liberation, in the cities, in the towns, before the law and in the mind."

Appeals to logic and emotion: Page 97 "In short, we, the black and the white, deeply need each other here if we are really to become a nation-if we are really, that it, to achieve our identity, our maturity, as men and women."