The Underground Railroad

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  • Symbol
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  • Figures of Speech
  • The Star represents the route to freedom. "He follows the Star with a hope that shines as dark, through the night, the trail he finds."
  • Figures of Speech
  • "His clothes are tattered, his feet are bare;" This shows how he looks, how bad he has it, and how no one cares.
  • Tone
  • "The Underground Railroad" is an idiom because it wasn't literally underground. It was a trail that African Americans followed so they could be free.
  • Theme
  • "The conductors guided me have been led by God." It's also an allusion because the wise men, they followed the North Star to see Jesus.
  • The tone is sad but dedicated to get his freedom. "His clothes are tattered, His feet are bare;" and "Though I know it's far to Canada's shores."
  • The theme is to never give up on what you believe in. "I'll follow the Star O'er the Underground Railroad though I know it's far to Canada's shores. But then I'll be free." This shows that even though it was hard he didn't give up. He finally made it.
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