Frederick Douglass Metaphors

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What was it like to be a slave? Was it an easy life, or a difficult life? In a selection from “Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, an American Slave”, written by Frederick Douglass himself, he tells his readers a bit about his life as a slave. Throughout the selection, Douglass uses metaphors and an apostrophe to help his readers understand the internal struggle he went through as a slave. One of the his main literary devices was metaphors, which he uses to give an image of himself, and also give an image of the ship. In his selection, he says, “Behold a man transformed into a brute!” To show his loss of hope, and lost his humanity. In another part, he says to the ship, “You are freedom’s swift-winged angels” to explain the freedoms

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