James Baldwin Writing Styles in Notes of a Native Son

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Structure

The book is structured in three parts. The first is mostly literary/film criticism, the second is personal and anecdotal, and the third deals with the expatriate experience. These divisions are a useful structuring device, but because the book’s major themes occur in every essay and because Baldwin’s thought is essentially of one piece, this structuring device is simply a way of giving the book form.

Perspective

Tone

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