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January 27, 2017
Analyzing the Text
I did not allow anyone to copy my answers. This would have been throwing away my integrity.
My integrity is more important.
Cite Text Evidence
Support your responses with evidence from the selection.
1. Infer What evidence does the author provide in the opening sentence of the story and the
paragraph that follows to suggest the risks that the main character will take to escape slavery?
The evidence the author provides in the opening sentence of the story and the paragraph that follows
suggest the risks that the main character will take to escape slavery is when he mentions for them
to change their, “ … names and appearances as much as possible since Master Selby was sure to
post your descriptions.” It clearly shows the characters don’t want to be caught easily. 2. Identify How does the setting contribute to the suspense within the text? Explain, citing details
that reveal the setting of the story.
The setting contributes to the suspense within the text by giving me a visual scene and idea. Mr.
Johnson’s details are very specific. For example he notes, “ … returning to the house and filling
a sack with food, Master Selby’s clothing, even some of the mistress’s jewelry that
the three of you might barter, then delivered all this to your brother and Caesar in the barn.” This
detail gives me an idea that the procedures are going to be done without being noticed. The
specific detail which reveals the setting is “ ...returning to the house… .” I can imagine myself
nervous and full of emotions as I am returning back to the house.
3. Cite Evidence What clues in the story hint at Freeman’s identity? Provide details
from the story in your explanation. The clues in the story which hint at Freeman’s identity are, “ … returning to the house and filling a
sack with food … ‘I’ll shave my hair off’ … and [changing into] buckskin breeches, blue
stockings, and a checkered, woolen shirt.” These precise particulars add that she is a girl
transforming her appearance to man. She is obviously a girl since she is allowed to enter the
kitchen and she shaves her hair and changes her clothing to completely hide her identity. 4. Analyze What effect does the use of the second-person point of view have on the scene in lines
60–74? What idea is the author able to communicate by using this point of view?
In the second-person point of view,rarely used, the narrator addresses the reader
intimately as you.
The effect of the use of second-person point of view on the scene in lines 60–74 is for the readers to
picture themselves in that situation. This helps the reader get an idea on being her shoes with the
use of their imagination.
The idea the author communicates by using this point of view is to connect the reader with the story.
This helps the reader stay put and use their imagination. 5. Analyze Why does the conversation between Caesar and Freeman about the
Declaration of Independence leave the reader with a sense of ambiguity, but hold
greater significance once Freeman’s identity is revealed?
The conversation between Caesar and Freeman about the Declaration of Independence leaves the
reader with a sense of ambiguity because not everyone is going to think the same based on each
of their experiences.
The conversation holds greater significance once Freeman’s identity is revealed so that it can give us
a brief moment to look back on what Freeman did to hide her identity. ...
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