What are the motifs and symbols in “Go Down, Moses”?
Metaphor is a literary device used to compare two things that are not alike but have some common characteristics. Both fire and ashes are seen as symbols throughout “Go Down, Moses”. The grandmother is associated with fire through the use of burning paper as an object to represent her. Perhaps this association can be traced back to the grandmother’s insistence on keeping the flame of family ties alive through her persistence in returning Beauchamp to his grandfather. The grandmother is also associated with ashes through her repeated references to the Bible, which associates her with paper, or a book of burned remains.
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