The Fire This Time Essay Topics & Writing Assignments

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Essay Topic 1

Conduct an analysis of the rhetorical devices used by the author of "The Condition of Black Life is One of Mourning" in order to assert her claim that shared grief is the key to unifying the United States in its pursuit of racial equality.

Essay Topic 2

Analyze how the author of "Blacker Than Thou" uses humor as a way to gain entry into the serious subject of cultural appropriation both historical and current.

Essay Topic 3

Determine the most prominent message inherent in Emily Raboteau's essay, "Know Your Rights!" and prove your claim about her message using concrete details from the essay.

Essay Topic 4

Choose two of the poems contained in The Fire This Time and write an essay comparing and contrasting their respective messages and literary techniques.

Essay Topic 5

The collection focuses on police brutality as one of the major injustices inflicted upon African-Americans. Write an...

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