Metaphor: The quilt as a cover of darkness is compared to the night sky throughout the story as the slaves must hide during the day time and move at night.
Author’s POV: 1st person
Author’s Purpose: to share the history of African American slaves and the people who helped them
Voice: the story is told from an unnamed girls point of view in first person
Mental Images: imagine hiding under a bush in the hot summer and not being able to move much
The story is about a family running to the north for freedom.