The Fire Next Time
By: Amy King
1) Religion : Baldwin portrays his anti-religion feeling throughout the text as the main focus.
2) Acceptance: Baldwin discusses how his people must accept the white people with love even though they might not accept him.
3) Revolution : The belief of the black man taking over the world that had originally belonged to him.
Diction: (present throughout the entire book) - Baldwin uses a more complex word choice, which gives the reader the opinion that he is very well educated and knows what he is talking about.
Italicization: (found throughout the entire book) - The use of italicizing words is the draw attention to them and what they are referring to exactly.
Imagery: pg. 20 "in every wine-stained and urine-splashed hallway..."
This passage paints a picture in the reader's head of the life that was surrounding him.