6.01 Introduction: Powerful Language Assignment
Name: Valerie Jane H. Harwart
Date: January 11, 2013
Read Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass on pages 174-183 of your text. Choose a quote that exhibits the use of powerful language and has a strong effect on you as the reader. Copy the quote in the box below. Then, list 5-6 powerful words or phrases from the quote. Explain in 2-3 high school level sentences what the quote means. Lastly, explain the effect the quote and powerful words has on the reader in 2-3 sentences. Type your answers directly onto this document, then submit it to the “6.01 Introduction” Dropbox in the course.
Quote from Frederick Douglas’ Narrative
"From my earliest recollection, I date the entertainment of a deep conviction that slavery would not always be able to hold me within its foul embrace; and in the darkest hours of my career in slavery, this living word of faith and spirit of hope departed not from me, but remained like ministering angels to cheer me through the gloom. This good spirit was from God, and to him I offer thanksgiving and praise."
5-6 Powerful words/ phrases:
What does it mean? (2-3 sentences of analysis)
The meaning of the quote is that despite the pain and troubles he went through when he was a slave he would always look up to God. Saying that there were angels with him, watching over him and he didn’t feel alone. Him knowing that there was a spirit, it cheered him up no matter how much struggle he had gone through. He was very thankful for what God had given him to remain strong.
What is the effect on the reader? (2-3 sentences)
The effect on the reader is that wow, God never leaves you there to suffer the pain alone. It shows that he will always be there beside you even though you think God isn’t. God never gives you anything that you...
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