English 11708

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Song of Myself: Leaves of Grass It looks like God dropped it as a hankie It’s a message that Grass is a part of God o When we are born we are going from God, and when we die we go  back to God. But yet we are never separate from God, because God is  in everything. Grass is a symbol of life cycles o Soldiers, old people, babies, die o After you die and are buried you become fertilizer for grass. o After you die, you bring life to the next generations o He doesn’t see death as death but as new life. Narrative of Fredrick Douglas Written in traditional 19 th  Century narrative, because it starts with his birth,  and ends with his later end of his life. The Narrative was to: o Catalogued events, names, and dates, of his experiences as a slave o To describe the horrors of slavery o To argue for an end to slavery Literary Devices:
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Unformatted text preview: o Allusion: Biblical- Job in the Bible o Allusion: Shakespeares hamlet o Apostrophe: to the boats-pg. 49 Preface He needed to include the letters because it gave credibility to the autobiography. o William ___ was an abolitionist who helps get Fredrick Douglas published. Even the North was racist, because even the North didnt see Fredrick Douglas as serious, about his book. Appendix: Was criticized because he was very critical of Southern slave owners He wanted to distinguish his difference of real Christians, and hypocritical southern slave owners. The more a slave learns the more they know how they got into that situation, and how they can get out. He was mostly thinking about slavery when it got the easiest. 17/01/2008 11:21:00 17/01/2008 11:21:00...
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