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"Those who profess to favor freedom and yet depreciate agitation, are people who want crops without ploughing the ground; they want rain without thunder and lightning; they want the ocean without the roar of its many waters. The struggle may be a moral one, or it may be a physical one, or it may be both. But it must be a struggle. Power concedes nothing without a demand. It never did and it never will." Once you learn to read, you will forever be free. "Knowledge makes a man unfit to be a slave." In "Learning to Read and Write", Frederick Douglass uses different strategies to get his  point across to you. Its amazing how much he had to go through in order to learn and write  while we have it simple and don't want to. Look at all the things that he had to do, while we  have more than enough things, in order to learn to read and write. Exposition and  astonishment are found in "Learning to Read and Write." Douglass uses a few strategies in, "Learning to Read and Write", this short essay to tell  about all the challenges that he had to go through in order to achieve something that we  think is simple. The strategies have some meaning behind them. The astonishing thing is  what he did, that is something that many more people should do in their lives. Give and use  tools other than wasting them is one thing that you should remember to do. As slave children grow older, slave owners prevent them from learning how to read and write, as literacy would give them a sense of selfsufficiency and capability. Slaveholders understand that literacy would lead slaves to question the right of whites to keep slaves. Finally, by keeping slaves illiterate, Southern slaveholders maintain control over what
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