Though Lorde says that the story she tells here really happened to her, it as carefully constructed as any short story. One aspect of story construction she pays special attention to is setting things up in such a way that the dramatic moment will have its greatest impact. What is the dramatic moment in the “The Fourth of July?” How does Lorde tell the story in a way that makes that moment especially effective? Explore this by analyzing the organization of Lorde’s essay. Respond with detailed observations about how the paragraphs, sentences, and information are structured.