Frederick Douglass Rhetorical Devices

Words: 443
Pages: 2

Esteemed social reformer and African orator, Frederick Douglass, in his autobiography The Life of Fredrick Douglas reflects and portrays the experience and hardships he endured during his time as a slave.The purpose of his autobiography was to depict the sufferings and experiences slaves went through to abolitionists and the 19th century American public. DOuglas uses a predominantly direct tone to demonstrate his verity of his experiences. He uses syntactical elements declarative sentences, cumulative sentences and juxtaposition to illustrate his experiences towards his audience.

Frederick Douglas, an African-American social reformer, utilizes the syntactical strategies of declarative sentences, followed by cumulative sentences, and then