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Fredderick Douglas

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Frederick Douglas

“Frederick Douglas” is a poem of a black American and his perspectives during a time when blacks were slaves and had no civil rights to a time when they had freedom. This poem was written by Robert Hayden. Several different perspectives are used by the author as he writes about a time when Black Americans experienced a change in American History of no human rights to being free. The author brings a historical view of Douglas’s past as a slave when he writes “this former slave”. This statement covers an era of the United States when slavery was legal. Robert Hayden also show social perspective of these times as he writes “beaten to his knees”, which is a great example of the behavior and the social interaction Anglo Americans and Black Americans had back in those days. The Author with historical perspectives travels back in time and with social perspectives allows the reader understand the price Black Americans paid for freedom....

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