how does douglass's use of irony?
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It is seen as ironic that Douglass asked a white man to write the introduction. The introduction was written by abolitionist, William Lloyd Garrison.
Quotes that are considered ironic:
“Indeed, it is not uncommon for slaves even to fall out and quarrel among themselves about the relative goodness of their masters, each contending for the superior goodness of his own over that of the others. At the very same time, they mutually execrate their masters when viewed separately.”
“I am strongly tempted to give the names of two or three of those little boys… but it might embarrass them; for it is almost an unpardonable offence to teach slaves to read in this Christian country.”
Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass