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them more important than someone whose ancestors were slaves or unimportant figure in society.10. Repetition Example: “I would try to teach them – I would try to make them know – that those streets, those houses, those dangers, those agonies by which they are surrounded, are criminal. I would try to make each child know that these things are the result of a criminal conspiracy to destroy him. I would teach him that if he intends to get to be a man, he must at once decide that he is stronger than this conspiracy and that he must never make his peace with it.” Baldwin uses the repetition of “I would try” to emphasize how important helping a student become successful in society and overcome prejudice is. Parallelism Example: When Baldwin describes the time when he lived on Park Avenue compared to the white man’s Park Avenue. Baldwin uses parallelism to make the reader understand how different life was for whites and blacks. The areas that blacks lived in were always much dirtier and bad places in town because of the way whites looked down on them.
Perna 312.Baldwin's tone is passionate, he really cares about the education of youth and the equality of races. Throughout the essay he makes personal connections to his point and is