Presentation on theme: "DOROTHY WEST By: Ashley Flaum January 9, 2014 Period 7."— Presentation transcript:
DOROTHY WEST By: Ashley Flaum January 9, 2014 Period 7
Boston MA Attended school 1 st grade (Boston's Farragut School)- college (Columbia University) Studied Creative Writing First published in the Boston Post Tied 2 nd in NAACP writing competition Moved to Harlem, NY to join other African American writers BIOGRAPHY (2 June 1907–16 Aug. 1998)
This is a story about a man who hates his life. One day his daughter asks him to talk to her so she can practice her typing skills. The man creates his dream life in the stories he tells her. THE TYPEWRITER Brief description Dorothy West
When a dream is postponed An individual feels trapped by racism THEME
Similes Figurative ( J. dies) Mood (sad, depressed) Symbol (typerwritter) Synecdoche (the typewriter, letters) TECHNIQUES
Nicknamed “the kid” by Langston Hughs She created the Magazine the Challenger; it was a collection of works from young African American writers HARLEM RENAISSANCE Then she published the New Challenger; which featured "Blueprint for Negro Writing," an essay by Richard Wright. She was one of the last surviving writers of this period.