Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass

How does Douglass's descriptive language paint a realistic portrait of slavery? How does this descriptive language affect the reader?

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This is a pretty involved question for this space. I think the descriptive nature of the brutality and inhumanity of slavery is meant to hit the reader hard. His narrative is often blunt and raw. The reader often feels a sense mourning over the lives that were irrevocably torn apart because of this most barbaric institution.