Tic-tac-toe assignment for Chapters 7-8 of Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass Directions: Choose three



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TIC-TAC-TOE Assignment for Chapters 7-8

of Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass

Directions: Choose three activities to form “tic-tac-toe.”

Frederick Douglass, the keen observer of human nature.
Find evidence from chapter 7 that reveals Douglass understood what human beings want naturally. Why is he frustrated with his condition? What does slavery do to Mrs. Auld’s nature?


Symbols of Freedom/Oppression
Discuss with your group items, places, experience, people that might be symbols, representations of an abstract idea. For example, the ships in chapter 10 are a symbol of freedom. Identify at least 3 symbols, and write a few sentences explaining the symbolism and providing evidence from the story to support your ideas.

Rhetorical Devices/Effects
Define the following terms:

Parallelism, loaded diction, anecdotes, pathos

Write one example of each and explain how this example supports Douglass’s arguments against slavery.


Letter of Apology from Mrs. Auld to Frederick Douglass
Write a letter of apology from the perspective of Mrs. Auld, who justifies her behavior toward Douglass, explaining her true nature. Your letter should include details from the story and convey your understanding of the characters and the role/s they play in the plot. Your letter should follow correct letter format and consist of at least eight sentences. Proofread your letter carefully, edit and revise, and write a neat copy.
Dear Frederick,

I am very sorry....

Sincerely,


Be a Songwriter or a Poet
Write a 12-line song or poem that tells the story of Frederick Douglass in chapters 7-8. You may include in your song a refrain that is repeated after each stanza. Your poem may have rhyme and rhythm, or it may be written in free verse.


Analyzing Tone
Tone is the attitude the author or narrator maintains toward the subject. The author develops tone through language, including figurative language, diction, details, and sentence structure.
Discuss the changes in tone throughout chapters 7 and 8 and how Douglass uses language to convey this tone.
Locate three passages that strongly convey tone. State what the tone is and how you are able to figure that out. What evidence does Douglass include in his narrative to convey tone?

Douglass, the Trickster

Douglass learns to work the system, which keeps him oppressed. In order to get ahead in life, he must resort to schemes and various strategies to achieve his hope of freedom. Cite evidence of Douglass’s use of “trickery” to get ahead.



One-pager

Create a one-pager that depicts the key events, arguments against slavery, and rhetorical devices used to convey Douglass’s feelings regarding slavery. Include the following:



Character Sketch
Write a Character Sketch of Douglass’s development in chapters 7-8. What events, experiences, people influence him to grow and develop as a person striving for a better existence?




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