Fredrick Douglass

Topics: Slavery, Slavery in the United States, Douglass, Texas Pages: 2 (825 words) Published: August 21, 2013
| Symbolism| Imagery| Figurative Language| Theme | Tone| Significant Passages (Pgs. 20, 25, 62, 63, 64, 67, 75)| “Our house stood within a few rods of the Chesapeake Bay, whose broad bosom was ever white with sails from every quarter of the habitable globe. Those beautiful vessels, robed in purest white, so delightful to the eye of freemen, were to me so many shrouded ghosts…” (Douglass 63).“I at first rejected the idea, that the simple carrying of a root in my pocket would have any such effect as he had said, and was not disposed to take it; but Sandy impressed the necessity with much earnestness…” (Douglass 67).| “After buying her; he hired a married man of Mr. Samuel Harrison, to live with him one year; and him he used to fasten up with her every night! The result was, that, at the end of the year, the miserable woman gave birth to twins” (Douglass 62). “He was immediately chained and handcuffed; and thus, without a moment's warning, he was snatched away, and forever sundered, from his family and friends, by a hand more unrelenting than death” (Douglass 30). | “I was broken in body, soul, and spirit. My natural elasticity was crushed, my intellect languished, the disposition to read departed, the cheerful spark that lingered about my eye died; the dark night of slavery close in upon me…” (Douglass 63).“A representative could not be prouder of his election to a seat in the American Congress than a slave on one of the out-farms would be of his election to do errands at the Great House Farm” (Douglass 25).| “You are loosed from your moorings, and are free; I am fast in my chains, and am a slave! You move merrily before the gentle gale, and I sadly before the bloody whip…God, deliver me! Let me be free! Is there any God? Why am I a slave? I will run away. I will not stand it… I had as well be killed running as die standing” (Douglass 63-64).“Does a righteous God govern the universe? And for what does he hold the thunders in his right hand, if not to...
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