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The Street Ann Petry Analysis

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Navigation is as hard as it already is, and for many moving to new places is a hassle. Wherever they go, something also seems to get in the work and work against them. In the except, The Street, Ann Petry establishes the wind as a foe through the use of personification and imagery, to further intensify Lutie Johnson’s discomfort in the new setting. In the passage, the wind is described as an annoying and violent force which works against the people, and especially Lutie, showing her discomforting and annoyed attitude in her new place. As described by the narrator, the wind “rattled tops of garbage cans, sucked window shades...and it drove most people of the street [due to] ...it’s violent assault”. In addition to creating dangerous walkways,
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