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Th Street Ann Petry

FRQ #2 : The Street In this excerpt from Ann Petry’s novel, “The Street”,, Petry utilizes asyndeton, personification, imagery and selection of detail to establish Lutie Johnson’s relationship to the urban setting and their enemy and antagonist, “the cold November wind”. In this opening excerpt, the readers will discover on how aggravating and uncooperative the urban life would be during spring, in addition, decipher on how effective the wind are to Lutie Johnson and its people. Throughout this...

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The Street

In Ann Petry’s, The Street, Lutie Johnson struggles to live the American Dream with her son Bub. Lutie see the American Dream as owning her own home, having a good job and keeping her son Bub out of trouble. It is not easy for Lutie to achieve this dream during the 1940’s because she is single African American mother. When moving to 116th Street Lutie noticed how the people who live on this street are trapped and they do not have a choice weather to leave or not because they are being controlled...

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Ann Petry

Ann Petry’s “In Darkness and Confusion” Ann Petry’s short fiction “In Darkness and Confusion” is set in 1940s Harlem, New York. The United States is involved in World War II, which was the first war to initiate the Draft in the US. Although New York is in the Northern part of the country, racism is just as alive at is in the South, just not as brutal. Riots break erupt throughout the city as the result of racial incidents. Ann Petry incorporates historic events of this time into her fictional...

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The Street

In this excerpt from Ann Petry's The Street, the wind is the central antagonist. The narrator efficiently utilizes a third-person omniscient narrator to relay to the reader the bitterness of the cold, along with the adamant determination of Lutie Johnson. Through the use of chillingly descriptive imagery, and figurative language including resplendent personification, the narrator successfully conveys the perilous nature of the cold to enhance Lutie Johnson's temporal and sensory experiences. Imagery...

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Ann Petry Prose Response

8 September 2013 Ann Petry Prose Response In the selection from The Street, Ann Petry most frequently employs personification to provide insight into Lutie Johnson’s disgust with the wind and how that, in turn, builds a bitter relationship between the protagonist and the city setting. To begin the passage, Petry sets a dark, desolate mood as she personifies the wind as relentless and assaulting. It is made blatantly clear that the weather “did everything it could to discourage the people...

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Ann Petry: the Wind

In the excerpt from Ann Petry’s The Street, Lutie Johnson’s resistance to the city and the surrounding area of 110th street is shown through explicit imagery and personification of the wind. Petry is able to establish the obstacles of understanding a new place that may seem dark and harsh. . Petry again personifies the wind“fingering its way along the curb” and trying to discourage the people walking along the street” to further show the constant chaos that exists within the Urban...

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Lutie Johnson's The Street: Summary

The street As times of misfortune subdue our lives, there will come a point when pivotal changes need to be made to overcome this omnipresent curse. Although careful considerations must be made for the best course(s) of action, especially if our actions are tied with the fates of others. In “The Street“, by Ann Petry, the protagonist Lutie Johnson raises her son Bub as a single mother in Harlem, New York, in the 1940’s. In such a time, surrounded by blatant racism, Lutie didn’t live a bright life;...

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Ann Petry - 1

Pitted against tsunamis, earthquakes, and volcanic eruptions, nothing man made is permanent. In an excerpt taken from Ann Petry's novel, The Street, the main character Lutie Johnson is antagonized by the tumultuous winds that inhabit the town, along with the frigid cold. Using such literary elements as dark imagery, descriptive selection to detail and appalling personification, Petry successfully captures Johnson's relationship with the urban setting. Imagery plays an important role in portraying...

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Eleventh Street was the longest, narrowest, and oldest street in the town. It had lots of potholes and rifts. Eleventh Street was a busy street where I spent most of my time. Both sides of the street were lined with stores and restaurants. There were many people walking on the street. There were a lot fun things to do, all within walking distance, and no matter what time the year, the stores were opened to the public, except on major holidays. Eleventh Street embodied to most of my childhood. ...

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Ideas And Groups In Ann Petry's The Street

The Street, by Ann Petry, is a novel which heavily questions value of institutions in 1940’s Harlem, with some characters such as Lutie Johnson believing these fundamental organizations within America to be like a stone mansion, while time and time again Petry shows other characters in higher positions of power who have not put stock in those same institutions, recognizing them to be the house of cards that they are. Three prominent institutions within the novel deserve deep examination—that of...

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