Read the introduction to The Street by Ann Petry on the attached document. (If you would like to annotate or make your own comments, please do make a copy for your own use.)
While reading, consider the following questions:
- What is the author’s language doing?
- What choices has the author made in her language?
- What is the meaning/impact of those choices?
In the comment thread, post a ONE THESIS + ONE PARAGRAPH response to the prompt below.
Read the selection carefully and then write an essay
analyzing how Petry establishes Lutie Johnson’s
relationship to the urban setting through the use of
As if you were writing a whole essay, write a thesis that establishes 1) the relationship Petry establishes between Lutie Johnson and the setting, 2) which figurative language devices Petry employed to establish the relationship, and 3) any complexity you identified in that relationship.
Start a new paragraph that analyzes one pattern of figurative language and its role in the relationship. You should have at least two pieces of evidence and at least three sentences of commentary making the connection between the language and the claim from your thesis.
Respond for feedback by Wednesday, April 15 at 11:59 pm EST