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The Finish of Patsy Barnes

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The Finish of Patsy Barnes
Paul Laurence Dunbar was born on June 27, 1872 in Dayton, Ohio. "One of the first African Americans to support himself through his writing, Dunbar penned numerous poems." (pg. 191)
Patsy Barnes: Main character
Eliza Barnes: Mother of Patsy Barnes
Irish Man: Manager of Black Boy, the horse that Patsy rides later in the story.

"Patsy was incorrigible. Even into the confines of Little Africa had penetrated the truant officer." (pg. 193)
Paul Laurence Dunbar's
The Finish of Patsy Barnes
has a setting that took place in the late 1800s stated in the background information of the story, "This story takes place in the late nineteenth century,..." (pg. 192). The story's setting location is Dalesford as stated in the text, "They had been living in Dalesford for a year nearly,..." (pg. 194).
Point of View
The Exposition:
Characters/Protagonists include:
Pasty and Eliza Barnes
City doctor
Antagonists include:
Eliza is sick with pneumonia but can not pay for the right kind of medicine or doctor.
Rising Action:
1. Patsy starts working for McCarthy, taking care of the horses
2. Eliza becomes diagnosed with pneumonia
3. Patsy father died when he was only two years old. "...his father had sacrificed his life on account of his love for horses.' (pg. 193)
Patsy became acquainted with the horse long before the race.
Falling Action:
1. Patsy enters a horse race and if he wins he gets a lot of money
2. Patsy racing during the race
3. Patsy won the race.

After the race Patsy won a lot of money to pay for a helpful and advanced doctor. "An hour later he walked into his mother's room with a very big doctor, the greatest the druggist could direct him to." (pg. 199)
By Paul Laurence Dunbar
The Finish of Patsy Barnes
The conflict of
The Finish Of Patsy Barnes
is, Patsy and his mom and very poor and Patsy's mother gets very sick. They don't have enough money to pay for medicine or a real doctor. "... when hard work and exposure brought the woman down to bed with pneumonia. They were poor-too poor even to call in a doctor..." (pg. 194).
The point of view of
The Finish of Patsy Barnes
by Paul Laurence Dunbar is in third person omniscient point of view. Through out the text the story is being told by a narrator that knows everything about the story and describes the character's reactions and feelings towards the events. " There was another angry being in the room, and that was Patsy. His eyes were full of tears that scorched him and would not fall." (pg. 195).
The theme of Paul Laurence Dunbar's
The Finish of Patsy Barnes
is, never give up when times are rough because things will look up if you keep working hard. "They were very poor-too poor even to call in a doctor, so there was nothing to do but to call in the city physician." (pg.194) "...you rode like you were kin to that hoss! We've won! We've won!." (pg.199)
The mood of
The Finish of Patsy Barnes
starts out depressing, because according to the text, it says "Time and time again had poor Eliza Barnes had been brought up on account of working, honest woman." (pg. 193) After Patsy decides to enter the horse race, the mood lightens up and starts to become a little more happier each time Patsy gained the lead in the race. The mood was at it's best when Patsy won the race.

"But, when Patsy told his story, it was Eliza's pride that started her on the road to recovery." (pg. 199)
Literary Techniques
New Vocabulary
The techniques found in
The Finish of Patsy Barnes
, was imagery, simile, and flashback.

"...near Lexington, where his father had sacrificed his life for the love of horses. The little fell0w had shed no tears when he looked at his father's bleeding body,..." (pg. 193) This quote shows flashback.

"Somehow out of odds and ends, his owner scraped together a suit and colors for Patsy. The colors were maroon and green, a curious combination." (pg. 197) This quote shows imagery.
"His name was Patsy Barnes, and he was a
of Little Africa." (pg. 192.) denizen: an inhabitant or occupant of a particular place.
"Patsy was
" (pg. 193) incorrigible: unable to be corrected or improved because of bad habits.
"Even into the confines of the Little Africa had penetrated the
officer." (pg. 193) Truant: person whose job is to make sure children attend school.
Little Africa
"His name was Patsy Barnes and he was a denizen of
Little Africa.
" (pg. 192) Little Africa: an area heavily populated by African Americans
"Patsy was not wise enough to be
." (pg.195) diplomatic: of or concerning the profession, activity, or skill of managing international relations.
" "Well," said Bracket, "if you don't turn out a
, you're a winner, sure..." (pg. 197) Hoodoo: here, someone or something that causes bad luck.
"His only fear was for Mosquito, who hugged and hugged his
." (pg.198) flank: the side of a person's or animal's body between the ribs and the hip.

"Paul Laurence Dunbar." Wikipedia. Wikimedia Foundation, 17 Sept. 2014. Web. 19 Sept. 2014. <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paul_Laurence_Dunbar


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