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from Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass

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from Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass
Figures of Speech
" I suppose I looked like a man who had escaped a den of wild beasts, and barely escaped them."
- This simile is significant because is truly describes to the reader how bloody Douglass was.
Realism
from Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass
reflects Realism and the time period in which it was written. First, the story is mostly made up of realistic events, like Realism. Realism mainly focused on events that were relatable and reflected the hard times in which they were living in. The story of Frederick Douglass focused on the time period of slaves and the harsh treatment they received, and presented the story in a very real way.
Realism cont.
Lastly,
from Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass
ties in elements from the previous time period, Romanticism. Near the end of the passage, Douglass is given a root that is "magical" which in the end givens him the strength to confront Covey. This uses the aspects of intuition and imagination that are used in Romanticism. The root was never magical, Douglass just believed it was.
Summary
▲▲ Frederick Douglass was a slave living under the authority of Mr. Covey. During his stay at Mr. Covey's, he was treated horribly and sometimes severely beaten. Around six months into his stay, Douglass gets fed up with Covey and decides to go to the master for protection. The master, not believing Mr. Covey is a threat, denies him help. On the way home, Douglass runs into Sandy Jenkins. Mr. Jenkins, another slave, gives Douglass a root that he says is "magical". In the end, Douglass uses the root to confront Mr. Covey and prevent any future mistreatment.
By Frederick Douglass
" It rekindled the few expiring embers of freedom."
- This metaphor is very significant to the story. It is saying the fight with Covey is the one thing that reminded him what freedom was like. The one situation that turned Douglass from " a slave to a man".
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