Presentation is loading. Please wait.

Presentation is loading. Please wait.

Richard Wright is like the most famous if not the finest African American novelist of the thirties. Day 1 Use of dashes before explanatory information.

Similar presentations


Presentation on theme: "Richard Wright is like the most famous if not the finest African American novelist of the thirties. Day 1 Use of dashes before explanatory information."— Presentation transcript:

1 Richard Wright is like the most famous if not the finest African American novelist of the thirties. Day 1 Use of dashes before explanatory information Native Son the standard by which all other black writers measure themselves catapulted Wright to international fame. Use of commas to set off antithetical element Use of adverb to modify adjective

2 Day 1 Use of dashes before explanatory information Richard Wright is likely the most famous, if not the finest, African American novelist of the thirties. Native Son-the standard by which all other black writers measure themselves-catapulted Wright to international fame. Use of adverb to modify adjective Use of commas to set off antithetical element

3 Richard Wright’s family was so poor that they couldn’t scarcely provide enough food for him when he was a child. Day 2 Elimination of double negative A jack of all trades, Wright supported himself by working in an optical company a cafeteria and a post office. Use of commas in a series Use of hyphens in compound noun

4 Day 2 Elimination of double negative Use of commas in a series Use of hyphens in compound noun Richard Wright’s family was so poor that they could scarcely provide enough food for him when he was a child. A jack-of- all-trades, Wright supported himself by working in an optical company, a cafeteria, and a post office.

5 In 1947 he immigrated from America to France and soon fit in like he had lived there for years. Day 3 Author Richard Wright found that he could’nt overcome racial prejudice in the United States. Correct use of apostrophe with contraction Correction of commonly confused words Correct subordinating conjunction

6 In 1947 he emigrated from America to France and soon fit in as if he had lived there for years. Day 3 Author Richard Wright found that he couldn’t overcome racial prejudice in the United States. Correct use of apostrophe with contraction Correction of commonly confused words Correct subordinating conjunction

7 Everyone has their favorite American novel, but many readers beside me admire Wright’s novel Native Son. Day 4 Use of underlining or italics with title of novel Pronoun agreement with antecedent Correction of commonly confused words Its a thick book about a young man caught up by forces beyond his control and understanding. Correction of commonly confused words

8 Use of underlining or italics with title of novel Pronoun agreement with antecedent Correction of commonly confused words Everyone has his or her favorite American novel, but many readers besides me admire Wright’s novel Native Son. Day 4 It’s a thick book about a young man caught up by forces beyond his control and understanding. Correction of commonly confused words

9 Day 5 In his autobiography Black Boy Richard Wright telled of his first attempts at writing, and being accepted as a writer. Formation of irregular verb tense Use of comma after introductory phrase Correction of sentence fragment Elimination of comma in compound construction Black Boy was made into a movie. Which I would like to see.

10 Formation of irregular verb tense Use of comma after introductory phrase Correction of sentence fragment Elimination of comma in compound construction Day 5 In his autobiography Black Boy, Richard Wright told of his first attempts at writing and being accepted as a writer. Black Boy was made into a movie, which I would like to see.


Download ppt "Richard Wright is like the most famous if not the finest African American novelist of the thirties. Day 1 Use of dashes before explanatory information."

Similar presentations


Ads by Google