"She cannot chain my soul" pg. 246
"Go pray for her that owned you, girl."
"She was set on keeping my arms and legs dancing to her tune and my soul bound in her chains." CH. 41 PG 269
"You are blind. They don't want us free. They just want the liberty for themselves."
"If an entire nation could seek its freedom, why not a girl?" (pg. 272)
"You are blind. They don't want want us free. They just want the liberty for themselves." 161
"He is my friend. My only friend."
"Where you see smoke you find fire, Country. Don't worry. The day of our liberty will soon dawn. This country is going to be free, and you and me with it." (page 83)
"I believe a permanent reminder of this day might prove the appropriate remedy. (Chains 145)
"A scar is a sign of strength." pg. 167
"If a nation could seek it's freedom why not a girl." Pg 272
How is symbolism displayed in the text?
"Look hard for your river Jordan. You'll find it" (pg. 167)
"She cannot chain my soul. Yes, she could hurt me. She had already done so. But what was one more beating? A flogging, even? I would bleed, or not. Scar, or not. Live, or not. But she could no longer harm Ruth, and she could not hurt my soul, not unless I gave it to her."
"-seeds that she never had a chance to put into the ground. I didn't know what they'd grow into. I didn't know if they'd grow at all. It was a fanciful notion..." page 14
"While my husband's aunt lives here, my hands are tied. She reached for another tart. But she'll soon be gone, one way or another, and Elihu will be in England. She popped the entire tart into her mouth, chewed, then licked her fingers. That is the day you should fear girl."
How is freedom different from liberty?
"Grandfather chuckled again. 'You don't understand. Everything that stands between you and freedom is the River Jordan.'"
"My bones were hollow and my brainpan empty," 186
"We all seek forgiveness"
" I opened the book again and attacked the next sentence" (241)
"She's possessed," Madam sputtered. "I will not have a demon child in my house, Elihu." Page 94
"I was lonely sleeping without a fool doll" (pg. 199)
My remembery called up the feel of being locked in the stocks, of my face being burnt, of him watching me from across the courtyard; him watching out for me. 'Twas he who been my steadfast friend since the day they brought me here. I couldn't. it would be hard enough to sneak past two armies and not get stolen again by someone who would tear up my pass. And I didn't even have a pass for him, how to explain that? No, I couldn't. I looked west, toward the river, then north, then west again. No- not couldn't.I shouldn't. But I had to. I had a debt to pay.
"If an entire nation could seek its freedom, why not a girl."
Quote for symbolism- "Poppa fought like a lion"...roaring." (pg. 11) --
Symbolizes the roars Isabel is hearing.
I thought of all the ancestors waiting at the water's edge for their stolen children to come home. Waiting and waiting and waiting...
A thought surfaced through my ashes.
She cannot chain my soul.
"I think we just crossed the river Jordan."
"The best time to talk to ghosts is just before the sun comes up"
"I can't find her, she was gone when I woke up. Have you seen her?"
"This is my country mark." (288)
"Ten circles to the left, ten circles to the righty, all make blade sharp and mighty"
"This mark stands for Isabel" pg.286
"My eyes darted to the windows and I fought the urge to run. It felt as if all of New York was watching me." Page 230
"Her lips moved again, forming her last word to me, a whisper almost too faint to hear.
Run" page 291
"I practiced the code over and over again until it felt like a prayer in my mouth. Ad astra, ad astra, ad astra." -page 106
" Ruth would love this. If we were free and at home in Rhode Island and these were our sheets and our laundry lines and our snow, she'd dance like and angel." PG 276
"I was chained between wo nations."
"All I had lost in the confusion was Ruth's doll. All I had lost was everything." 197
"I think that we just crossed the river Jordan"..."can you walk"
How is irony displayed in the text?
"Everything was cloaked in gray..." (pg. 200)
"I stumbled but did not fall." -page 146
"It was lonely sleeping without that fool doll." 199
"I saw her. I saw her down to her withered soul."
"If I cried a river, maybe I could swim away, or slip under the water to freedom." -page 147
"I had a debt to pay." PG 292
"A scar is a sign of strength...the sign of a survivor."
"Your a small black girl, Country," he said bitterly." You are a slave, not a person. They'll say things in front of you that they wont say in front of the white servants. Cause you don't count to them." Pg 41
"As I sharpened, I imagined using the knife to cut through the ropes that tied us to New York. I'd slice through the ocean, and Ruth and me would walk on the sand all the way home.
"'I wanted to buy you from Anne after I first met you. She refused and we argued like a pair of fish wives' she chuckled. 'Hadn't done that for thirty years" 260
"I had set myself free" (Anderson, 300)
"What she doesn't know won't hurt her"
"The last thing I needed was more trouble on account of Independence." -pg 231
"I think we just crossed the river Jordan."
"a person born to wealth was not born to rule over others, and 'twas good and proper to fight injustice"
"Whenever I hear the words 'liberty' and 'freedom,' I wanted to split into dust" (Anderson, 138)
"She was set on keeping my arms and legs dancing to her tune and my soul bound in her chains." -pg 269
Ruth and me are free, pastor (Anderson 9)
"I fought back the tears."Pastor Weeks please sir.""
"There has to be a way out" (Anderson 284)
"See? You just need to be firm with them."
"I was chained between two nations." Pg. 182
"This mark stands for Isabel" 286
"the world turns upside down everyday"
""IT"S THE DEVIL""Madam screamed"
"Showing Ruth what was a weed and what was a flower" (Anderson, 287)
pg 148 "Dandelions grew in the mud"
"We were all fighting for liberty." Pg. 137
pg 157 "I worked as a puppet"
"And I have bigger fish to fry than your army," I said with a whole lot more confidence than I truly felt.
"We all have scars Isabelle" -Curzon
Pg 147 " If I cried a river maybe I could swim away, or slip under the water to freedom
""Tell the girl the milk has soured"
'Twas left there on purpose" (159)
"Melancholy held me hostage, and the bees built a hive of sadness in my soul." -pg 157
"Melancholy held me hostage, and the bees built a hive of sadness in my soul"
Yes, she could hurt me. She'd already done so. But what was one more beating? A flogging, even? I would bleed, or not. Scar, or not. But she could no longer harm Ruth, and she could not hurt my soul, not unless I gave it to her.
Both the horse and the man were fashioned larger than could be possible, but i supposed that was the way of kings. they were both made of gold that sometimes glittered in the sunlight but dulled when the clouds interfered (Anderson 125)
"The evil inside me woke and cracked like lightning."
"I threw the Captain's note into the fire."
pg. 280 - 281
"For all men being originally equals, no one by birth could have a right to set up his own family in perpetual preference to all others for ever." (Anderson 271)
"When my eyes opened, I knew I had died and passed onto glory. Heaven was crystal lit with white angle fire, colored peach at the edges."
"They work and die under the ground"
"Whenever I hear the words liberty or freedom I want to spit in the dust."
"All around me, all was darkness" (Anderson,184)
"As I pushed the wheelbarrow into the night, my legs shook so hard I thought sure they'd set the earth to trembling" (Anderson 295)
"Hurry, I also urged the British army." -pg 176
"Mamma said ghosts couldn't move over water"
"The ghosts could not move over water to help him"(referring to Isabel's dad)
Both on page 25
"As I sharpened, I imagined using the knife to cut through the ropes that tied us to New York." pg. 53
"I heard Madam ask the doctor plain when the old lady will die"
"I lay awake every night, heart filled with dread, recalling the dangerous offer made by the boy in the floppy red hat.
"We're fighting for freedom from people like Lockton." -pg 39
"Crack! The gavel cracked on the block of wood. "Next case.""
"My eyes closed and the moon drew me west, away from the island of my melancholy"
- Page 299
"My legs shook so hard I thought sure they'd set the earth to trembling and bring the whole building crashing to the ground"
"The chances of them listening to me were as good as a snowball's chance in the devil's oven"
"Look hard for your river Jordan my child, you'll find it."
"I figured Madam wanted Lady Seymour to die as soon as possible, but not before the queens ball."
"I shook my head. "it's to dangerous. I'll have enough to do with chores and watching Ruth and keeping out of Madam's way.""
Yet she still becomes a spy
" I opened the book again and attacked the next sentence" (Anderson, 241)
"I'll sell your demon sister, too, to the most cruel, heartless master I can find, the Devil himself if he wants."
"I opened the latch, slipped out the gate, and ran." -pg 64
"Don't deprive them of their chance to celebrate. It will strengthen their spirits."
"I think we just crossed the river Jordan" (300)
"And pulled out 2 handfuls of paper currency"
"'We've work to do, baby girl.' My voice was as false as my smile"
"It was lonely sleeping without that fool doll" page 199
This shows that Isabel is missing Ruth.
There's enough money to bribe half the rebel army" page 60
"New York is a ball tossed between the Loyalists and Patriots." p.39
"The flame of independence was sputtering and expected to burn out" Page 225
"She was set on keeping my arms and legs dancing to her tune and my soul bound in her chains." (269)
"Go pray for her, that owned you" page 7
"I had been invaded. A dim plan hatched itself in my brainpan without my consent" Page 214
"I almost made it" pg.140 (kind of all of the page)
"No, I chose the right course. at least I thought I had." page 177
"I had a powerful curiosity about it." (259)
"We must escape. Soon"
"'Twas wrong, but I swallowed hard, opened the bag, and removed the coin purse from the bottom." p.290
"The war is not over, not by a long shot" Page 254
"The air was cleaner up there, easier to breathe." pg. 81
"the autumn passed in a dog-weary haze for me, with much work and little time left to ponder or breathe," (200)
"I bolted for the open window"f
" I almost made it
For the second time on the very same day, tears threatened. I rubbed them away and vowed not to cry again. 'Twas a nuisance
"crimes of insolence, property destruction, and running away from her rightful owner."
"As I sharpened, I imagined using the knife to cut through the ropes that tied us to New York"
I pushed back my shoulders and raised my chin, my back straight as an arrow. This mark stands for Isabel.
"To buy their body and soul from their master." (268)
See rest of paragraph
"I looked at the scar on my cheek" (See rest of paragraph)
"Whenever I heard the words Liberty or freedom, I wanted to spit in the dust"
"Everybody carried a little evil inside them" pg 280
" For that, I shall never forgive myself" pg.129
"Didn't help to ponder things that were forever gone." (267-268)
"How else can I claim what's mine?" Page 67
She said my mark would insure that I stayed out of trouble.
"I took a step back, seeing near my whole self in the mirror. I pushed back my shoulders and raised my chin, my back straight as an arrow.
This mark stands for Isabel." p.286
pg.140 "I almost made it"
Lady Seymour made sure I et a proper meal 3 times a day. 189
"I ran out the door for the first time and we were all were fighting for freedom."-137
"I traced the I with my fingertip.
This is my country mark. I did not ask for it, but I would carry it as Poppa carried his. It made me his daughter. It made me strong." p.286
"They want liberty for themselves"
"I dropped the boxes and doll"
"I hummed a carol as I walked away, finally feeling at peace." pg.249
"Lock the girl in the potato bin, then come upstairs" page 282
"I rowed that river like it was a horse delivering me from the Devil." pg. 298
"When I went back inside, there came a ruckus and much shouting from the second floor. I joined Ruth and Becky at the foot of the staircase, the three of us listening with big ears as Lockton and Madam shouted at each other." p.80
pg. 271 "For all men being originally equals no one by birth could have a right to set up his own family in perpetual preference to all others for ever,"
I kept my face still as a plaster mask, but inside my brainpan, thoughts chased round. By the time the men rose to leave, Iknew what I had to do.
"The ice shattered and fell to the ground, tinkling like pieces of falling stars." pg.269
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