Rhetorical Analysis Of Frederick Douglass 's ' The Three Appeals '

1817 Words Mar 10th, 2016 8 Pages
Yen Nguyen
ENG 112
Professor Guixia Yin
March 10, 2016
The Three Appeals in Douglass 4th of July Speech What does being a slave mean? It means people who are legally owned by someone else and has no personal freedom. Who is Frederick Douglass? Frederick Douglass is a abolitionist and a civil rights activist. He was born into slavery in Maryland in February 1818- his date of birth could not be specified exactly. He was referred to in his childhood as Frederick Washington Augustus Bailey, and he put in over twenty years servitude first on Wye Plantation close St. Michaels in Talbot County, Maryland, and afterward in the shipbuilding in Baltimore. Harriet Bailey is his mother and was a fieldworker; and his father was probably his first master, Aaron Anthony. For the time of slavery, Douglass was lucky to learn the basics of reading from his owner’s wife, Sophia Auld, and improving reading and writing by himself after his owner forbade her for illegally teaching reading to a slave. While living and working in Baltimore, Douglass acquired a duplicate of The Columbian Orator, which is a collection of famous speeches, movable tome by the bookseller Caleb Bingham. Douglass pored over the addresses, enhancing his perusing aptitudes and starting to build up the rhetoric style for which he would get to be well known. In September 1838, Douglass obtained the free papers of a companion and got on a train for the North. This somewhat uneventful breakaway from the obligations of…

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