In this except from the Narrative of the life of Frederick Douglass (1844), Douglass tells the story of the obstacles he faced as a runaway slave. Douglass speaks of the excitement he experienced after first escaping; he soon realizes that he will forever be bound to the paranoia caused by the idea of getting caught, and he challenges his audience to place themselves in his situation. Douglass’s purpose is to reveal the physical and emotional hardships faced by runaway slaves and to encourage the people to do something about it. He writes with tones of loneliness and paranoia to an audience who does not understand the trials runaway slaves face, in hopes that they will recognize the cruelness of slavery and make an attempt to end it.
The legendary abolitionist and orator Frederick Douglass was one of the most important social reformers of the nineteenth century. Being born into slavery on a Maryland Eastern Shore plantation to his mother, Harriet Bailey, and a white man, most likely Douglass’s first master was the starting point of his rise against the enslavement of African-Americans. Nearly 200 years after Douglass’s birth and 122 years after his death, The social activist’s name and accomplishments continue to inspire the progression of African-American youth in modern society. Through his ability to overcome obstacles, his strive for a better life through education, and his success despite humble beginnings, Frederick Douglass’s aspirations stretched his influence through
The poem, At Mornington was written by Australian poet, Gwen Harwood. It was published in 1975 under her own name. At Mornington is about a woman reminiscing about her past when she is with her friend. There are many themes explored in this poem including memory, death and time passing.
Frederick Douglass, an escaped slave and accomplished orator, provides in his autobiography, “Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, a definitive and first-hand account of slavery in America in the mid-Nineteenth Century. This short piece of American literature is filled with rhetorical knowledge, and Douglass uses his remarkable sense of rhetoric and subtle literary techniques, with plenty of ethos, logos, and pathos, to bring his message of hope for change to an entire nation pitted against him. Combining his unfortunately intimate knowledge of slavery and his literary abilities, Douglass does what all slaves wanted: exposing a nation’s great sin and providing the evidence for its salvation.
Many themes can be portrayed in a person’s life. Especially when one’s life is struck by so many strange events. The Glass Castle by Jeanette Wells is a very good example. Jeanette experiences many accounts of survival, betrayal, and loss which go on to influence the rest of her life. Jeanette’s life becomes a rollercoaster and she takes us along for the ride.
To tell a story a person uses a unique style to further advance the experience, and what their message is. In the 1845 autobiography Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, he talks about his thoughts and experiences as a slave. From the passage, we can find the third paragraph to differ in style in order to distinguish the message from the rest of the passage. He uses a collection of persuasive devices and imagery, to get his message across strong and clear for readers. With a strong presence of pathos, symbolism, and rhetorical questions in the third paragraph, it helped build and reinforce his main idea of the passage.
The novel, Jasper Jones, written by Craig Silvey, is the story of Charlie Bucktin, a thirteen-year-old and his struggle to face the fact that he helped Jasper Jones, the town’s troublemaker, cover up the death of Laura Wishart. The novel, Jasper Jones has a literary quality which is visible through multiple themes and issues. Through personal context, different issues and themes such as racism, dishonesty, and physical abuse, have challenged and affiliated my personal beliefs while reading the novel.
Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass is an interesting autobiography of the life of Frederick Douglass, an African American who spent time in slavery, then eventually escaped. Douglass was born into slavery, and accepted it for a good while of the time that he was in slavery. Once he realized that escaping was the only option to settle for, he finally tried to escape, and succeeded. In order to get the point across that slavery is bad and that slaves are people as well as Caucasian Americans, Douglass uses several rhetorical devices including repetition, anecdotes, and imagery, as well as some others.
In one of the most famous slave narratives of all time, "Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, an American slave", Douglass makes known his full history, from his various masters to his multiple trades he learned to the tale of his journey as a slave into a free man, and he emphasizes the various hardships faced during these times. As a slave Douglass was beaten and whipped as well as forced to witness similar violence against fellow slaves. Through his precise use of diction Douglass creates scenes so vivid that the reader is left feeling as if he or she were present; furthermore this extreme attention to detail elicits greater emotional responses from his readers.
In the "Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass", Douglass used rhetorical strategies and persuasive writing to convey the brutal life he went through as a slave. Frederick Douglass had a hard life during his early years as a slave. He went through physical abuse and horrible tragedy during his youth. For example, Frederick was taken from his mother at a very young age and never allowed to have a relationship with her. The language Douglass used in the narrative was direct. Direct language convinces the audience that slavery is evil.
Frank Ocean demonstrates his love for time and memory and the possessing qualities that are involved in thoughts that are good and bad within his song Pink + White. Within the song, Ocean shares his world through the past memories of a relationship while explaining his deep passion for a specific person. These two preoccupations intertwine Ocean’s own happiness that exemplifies the heartfelt ups and downs that come with people and feelings. These thoughts are preserved in a binary bright to dark with subliminal meaning in between.
When the term “Strawberry Spring” comes to mind, one assumes that it means something pleasant, and almost sweet sounding to the ear. Yet for Stephen King’s short story, “Strawberry Spring,” the phrase becomes a whole different meaning. Dressed in murder and painted with the vivid colors of narration, the short story reflects upon the deception of a false spring in the early beginnings of March 1968. Several themes and ideas appear within the story, and readers receive the messages that are hidden between the lines. Murder becomes a touchy subject to the college students; the author mixes together a suspenseful atmosphere throughout the community college the protagonist attends as the short story progresses. It almost feels like one is on the edge of their seat when reading it. William Faulkner’s short story, “A Rose for Emily,” displays suspense and tones of slight insanity, but it cannot compare to the undertones that lay beneath Stephen King’s work. The narrator’s foreshadowing of uncovering the truth through his own detailed point of view creates a well written short story dubbed “Strawberry Spring.”
Peeta Mellark, one of the main characters in the book The Hunger Games, once said, “ My nightmares are usually about losing you. But I am okay once I realise your here.” The novelis about two teens from each district in the country Panem being selected to be in the Hunger Games, a reality TV show that requires them to fight to the death. Over the course of the novel, the two main characters, Katniss Everdeen and Peeta Mellark, develop romantic feelings for each other. In The Hunger Games, written by Suzanne Collins, the overarching theme is your love for others can make you happy in even the worst of times is demonstrated by Katniss’ love for Gale, Prim, and Peeta.
At Eternity’s Gate is an Oil Painting created by Van Gogh in a time of deprived health for the artist. This work was created only 2 months before his death. The man, sitting uneasily with his hands on his head clenched, wears only a blue overall. The condition of the work, as most art, has slightly faded, and is no longer densely colored, but mostly faded or worn out.
The sound of the waves applauding and hugging the shore.The internal sounds of the body out in the world’s biggest swimming pool. The echo of my sister’s laughter. The salty smell so strong that one can taste it dancing on ones taste buds. The ocean looked like an enormous pool of wonder. It was exceptionally blue that day with a slight green undertone. The surface looked as though it was covered with millions of diamonds crashing with the waves and kissing the sand. I remember the sand in between my feet, like standing on a coarse cloud that I could just seep into.The water teasing my toes and running back into hiding. Repeating the cycle getting closer and closer each time until I felt the rush of the current under me and the sand being pulled out from between my toes back into the ocean.