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Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, Frederick Douglass, 1845

Douglass, Frederick. Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, an American Slave. Cornhill: Anti-Slavery Office, 1845. Gutenberg.org. The Project Gutenberg, 10 Jan. 2006. Web. 26 Apr. 2016.

The relationship between form and content in the final paragraph (lines 82-97) is BEST described by which of the following?

A

It relies on historical allusion to indicate that the horrors of slavery go back to the earliest days of human society.

B

It relies on archaic language to parody the speech patterns of slave masters and aristocrats.

C

It relies of parallel structure to reflect the author’s assumption that all souls are equal.

D

It relies on antithesis to capture the conflict between a slave’s inward emotion and outward expression.

E

It relies on ungrammatical sentences to suggest that the author’s emotions cannot be easily put into words.

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