“I was now, for the first time in my life, a field hand. In my new employment, I found myself even more awkward than a country boy appeared to be in a large city. I had been at my new home but one week before Mr. Covey gave me a very severe whipping, cutting my back, causing the blood to run, and raising ridges on my flesh as large as my little finger.”
a. Douglass uses a factual tone to describe his new experience at his employment, explaining horrible moments to demonstrate how bad things were.
b. Douglass speaks in an angry tone, remembering how Mr. Covey treated him and showing us how much he was in pain.
c. Douglass uses a sad tone to show how upset he was at being whipped right when he got to his new employer.
d. Douglass speaks hopefully, describing how he would soon be free of Mr. Covey.
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