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Simile in What to the Slave Is the Fourth of July?

Simile Examples in What to the Slave Is the Fourth of July? :

Text of Douglass's Speech

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"to be sold like horses, sheep, and swine..."   (Text of Douglass's Speech)

This simile directly compares slaves to horses, sheep, and pigs, which serves the purpose of illustrating how they were viewed by slave traders: as domestic beasts to be purchased and used.

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