On Summer

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Lorraine Hansberry uses elements of narrative, and persuasive and reflective essays to highlight memorable moments in her life where she learns valuable lessons about life. She remembers playing games with friends in the streets of Chicago and sleeping in the park when the nights made the house too hot, and on a summer trip to Maine as an adult, she meets an elderly woman dying of cancer and through conversations with this woman, Hansberry learns to respect and value summer as “the noblest of all the seasons.” (Prentice Hall Timeless Voices, Timeless Themes, 2002)

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