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Directions: In Chapter 1 we notice how Douglass establishes a...
Directions: In Chapter 1 we notice how Douglass establishes a tone for the remaining chapters, and creates a mood in his readers through his detailed descriptions and word choice (diction). Read the following quotes to identify tone and mood and any other rhetorical device utilized by Douglass. Be specific as to where in the quote! Refer to the text for clarification.
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"He [Captain Anthony] was a cruel man..He would at times take great pleasure in whipping a slave. ..he used to tie [Aunt Hester] up to a joist, and whip upon her naked back till she was covered with blood. No words, no tears, no prayers from his gory victim, seemed to move his iron heart from its bloody purpose." "It struck me with awful force. It was the blood stained gate, the entrance to hell of slavery, though I was about to pass. It was a most terrible spectacle. I wish I could commit to paper the feelings with which I beheld it. ..I was so terrified and horror stricken at the sight, that I hid myself in a closet, and dared not venture out till long after the bloody transaction was over. I expected it would be turn next."
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Quote/Summary "Never having enjoyed, to any considerable extent, her soothing presence, her tender and watchful care. I received the tidings of her death with much the same emotions I should have probably felt at the death of a stranger." "...The fact remains, in its glaring odiousness." that slave children are slaves even if their fathers are white masters, "and this is done too obviously to administer to their own lusts, and make a gratification of their wicked desires profitable as well as pleasurable; for by this cunning arrangement.."the slaveholder is both master and father to the slave." "The overseer's name was Mr. Plummer, Mr. Plummer was a miserable drunkard, a profane swearer, and a savage monster. He always went armed with a cowskin... I have known him to cut and slash the women's heads so horribly, that even master would be enraged at his cruelty."
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