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Free Study Guide for Up From Slavery by Booker T. Washington-Summary

 

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Other elements that are present in this novel are symbols and metaphors. Symbols are the use of some unrelated idea to represent something else. Metaphors are direct comparisons made between characters and ideas. There are many symbols and metaphors used by the author such as:

1. Being able to walk into a schoolhouse would be like walking into paradise for him.


2. The grapevine telegraph - the system by which slaves learned the news of the nation - symbolized their ties to........


........12. Booker said, “ When you have gotten the full story of the heroic conduct of the Negro in the Spanish-American War, have heard it from the lips of Northern soldier and Southern soldier, from ex-abolitionist and ex-masters, then decide within yourselves whether a race that is thus willing to die for its country should not be given the highest opportunity to live for its country.” The devotion of the soldier is a metaphor for the devotion and loyalty of the Negroes.


13. The famous Negro painter Mr. Henry Tanner. was a symbol of Booker’s personal philosophy: any man no matter his color can........

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