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Purpose of Biblical References in "On the Death of John Brown"


On the Death of John Brown, William Lloyd Garrison, 1859

William Lloyd Garrison gave this tribute in 1859 to John Brown of Kansas, a militant abolitionist who attempted to use force to free the slaves in the South. Brown was captured after he and a group of men seized the Federal arsenal at Harpers Ferry, was tried and executed for treason, murder, and inciting slaves to rebellion.

Garrison, William Lloyd. "On the Death of John Brown." Boston. 2 Dec. 1859. Historyplace.com. Web. 26 Apr. 2016.

Lines 40-41, "What concord... with Belial" serve all the following purposes EXCEPT


to elaborate on a specific anecdote.


to juxtapose two contrasting ideas.


to provide an example to illustrate a point.


to draw an equivalence between the beliefs of abolitionists and slaveowners.


to create an emotional appeal for his argument.