Narrative life of Frederick Gouglass Retorical Passage Analysis

Narrative life of Frederick Gouglass Retorical Passage Analysis

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Alley 1 Nicholas Alley Professor Martin ENGL 2327 S02 11-16-05 Narrative life of Frederick Douglass Rhetorical Passage Analysis Paper The paragraph on page 2044 that starts, “There were no beds given to the slaves, unless one course blanket (could) be considered such, and none but the men and women had these.” appeals to pathos. The paragraph is about living condition that slaves endured. In the passage Douglass explains to readers that slaves have no time to recover from a day’s work. They go to work, and when their day is finished, they have to wash, mend, and cook for themselves. This takes up most of the night, leaving only a couple of hours to sleep at night. When they go to sleep, they sleep on the floor next to each other with only a rough blanket. In the morning, the sound of a horn wakes them up. They have no choice but to get up because if they continue sleeping, either on purpose or because they do not hear the horn, they are waken up by a stick. Douglass writes this paragraph so that people everywhere, but especially in the north,
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