Frederick Douglas was a man who lived in the 1800s and was born into slavery. Douglas was born in Talbot Country, Maryland where he lived on a plantation. Douglas learned how to read and write from the wife of the next house he was sent to. When the husband found out he banned his wife from teacher Douglas anymore but Douglas went on to learn more about how to read and write from the neighborhood write boys. Douglas went on to accomplish many great things. After escaping slavery, Frederick Douglas went on to lead an abolitionist movement.he was married twice ans was even elected for office. He later died in February of 1985 in Washington D.C.
The first poem we read in class today I honestly was not a fan of. I did not enjoy the topic or the way the author had written it. Though the use of slang was appropriate in that specific poem, I do not enjoy to read slang and poems that are written in such a way. The second poem was definitely my favorite of the two and i mostly thing it is because of the topic of the second poem being more relevant and interesting. Bury Me In a Free Land I noticed flowed a lot better than For Brothers Everywhere and the vocabulary that was used in Bury Me in a Free World was more advanced. I feel as if Bury Me In A Free World was by far the better poem.
My favorite word in the poem Bury Me In a Free World was "pure". I believe that this word holds a lot of outside meaning as well as what it adds to the poem. Pure to me sounds like a nice, and clean description of something. The actual meaning out of the Oxford English Dictionary is not mixed or adulterated. This means that if something is pure, there has been nothing added to it or mixed into it. The most interesting thing I discovered about the word is that it was originally Angelo-Norman. It has one of the purest histories!