Douglass uses many rhetorical strategies here to make this paragraph sound almost poetic. He has personification through describing the sounds the animals make, metaphor in the line “She gropes her way, in the darkness of age...”, and his choice of diction allowed for words like “feet” and “meet” or “remains” and “things” to rhyme. He uses striking parallelism in the line “She stands- she sits- she staggers- she falls-
As Douglass relives his childhood when his aunt is being brutally whipped, you get the raw emotions a child would experience. He explained being scared and afraid of being next. He hid in a closet and waited long after the event was over. When he experience his first event he was only four years old and in most cases that really leaves a big impact on one 's self. When Douglass describes the moment as a child he includes brutal and gory details that he would never forget.
Frederick Douglass was an African American abolitionist who sought out to put an end to slavery. He wrote a speech called “What, to Slave, is the Fourth of July”. Although Douglass delivered his speech to a mostly sympathetic audience, he was still able to achieve a proper condemnation of America through the strategies of pathos and metaphors. While reading through Douglass’s speech, he portrays signs of admonition that are very clear. In the third paragraph of Douglass’s speech, he states, “The difficulties to be overcome in getting from the latter to the former, are by no means slight.”.
Frederick Douglass’, the Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass is a condensed narrative that retells the story of Douglass’ life as a slave from childhood until his escape as an adult. Douglass’ life consisted of various changes that all contributed to the decisions and predicaments he encountered throughout his life. Although he was a slave, in Baltimore for the majority of his life, his descriptions and telling of how slavery slashes both the slave and the slave master are both thought provoking and quite upsetting. The beatings, humiliation, tearing apart of families, and the sexual brutality are all there, laid out in a direct, straightforward style that is somehow more horrifying with its lack of exaggeration. Much of this narrative
Bloody, Cruel, and demeaning are words that represent slavery. Many inhuman acts taken on the slaves included: separating families, treated like property, working for nothing, and abusive beatings. Slaves lived horrible, poorly treated lives. Frederick Douglass escaped slavery and told his story. In his writing, he shared all the gruesome sights he encountered through his life as a slave.
In Frederick Douglass's "slave breaker" passage, he uses many rhetorical strategies to describe the horrors of living under a man named Mr. Covey. This man surfaced in chapter 10 who was a wretched soul full of false morals and deceiving powers. Throughout the passage Frederick emphasizes tone and shares anecdotes of his experiences describing them with metaphor, parallelism and emotional appeal. In coalesce with the first paragraph, Frederick makes a point to convey Mr. Covey as a devilish creature by giving him snake like qualities.
The events that take place in chapters five through eight allow the audience to experience more of a better time in the life of Frederick Douglass. Douglass’ old master allows him to be sold to the new and kind masters, named Mr. and Mrs. Auld. While under the control of these masters, Douglass learns how to read from Mrs. Auld very a brief time, before she is told not to do it, and how to write from the help of many white friends. His masters soon become harsher on him, but when he has to leave them for a month to be accounted for on his old master’s land, he misses them and their kindness. Eventually the new masters force Douglass to move away from Baltimore, and he experiences the sadness of separating from people that he likes.
“I didn't know I was a slave until I found out I couldn't do the things I wanted,” Frederick Douglass. Frederick Douglass an escaped slave gave his speech, “What to the Slave is the Fourth of July” to a group of White Americans to try to convince them to support abolitionism. Throughout his speech Frederick Douglass talks about the treatment of the slaves and how even though slaves are human they don’t get the same rights as Whites do. In his speech Douglass effectively uses his experiences to prove his credibility, evoke emotion from his audience, and uses logic and reasoning throughout his speech “What to the Slave is the Fourth of July.” First of in his speech Frederick Douglass starts off by asking rhetorical question about why he is here
As he recounts his pitiful existence under the watch of the formidable Mr. Covey, Frederick Douglass underscores how broken he is. Douglass aims to highlight the impact that Covey’s tyranny had on his hopeful spirit and inquiring mind. He accomplishes this by putting heavy emphasis on the ships in Chesapeake Bay and his perspective on these ships. After describing his life with Covey, Douglass breaks from his narrative style to direct an incensed monologue at the white-sailed ships in the bay.
The fourth of July and slaves really don’t mix. Frederick douglass was born as a slave and he does a speech on the fourth of july and they are thinking that he is going to give a whora speech but he dont do that it 's the complete opposite of what they thought. In frederick douglass, Hypocrisy of American Slavery he attacks the hypocrisy of a nation celebrating freedom and independence with speeches, parades and platitudes, while, within its borders, nearly four million humans were being kept as slaves. Overall douglass has explained his speech through emotional,ethical,logical appeal and through rhetorical questions.