Frederick Douglass Use Of Rhetorical Devices Used In Slavery

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Slavery is a humongous topic involving both slaves and former slaves. The story of Frederick Douglass is one such story. Douglass was born into slavery at Holm Hill Farm in Talbot County, Maryland. Douglass suffered punishments, including beatings throughout his time as a slave. Frederick Douglass successfully uses vast quantities of rhetorical devices to illuminate the horror and viciousness of slavery, along with the need to eliminate slavery. Douglass, for example uses rhetorical devices to inspire sympathy in his readers.

Douglass uses vivid imagery to describe the horrible events that occurred in slavery. For example in chapter one, Douglass says, " I have often been awakened at the dawn of day by the most heart-rending shrieks of an
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