Rhetorical Analysis Of Negroes By Susan Anthony

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The author, a 19th century women’ rights leader, intends to justify her voting act was not a crime but rather an act based on her constitutional rights and further claims that since all women are also people, all women should not be discriminated because of their gender: just like how negroes should not be segregated because of their skin color. In order to effectively and strongly build her argument, the writer, Susan Anthony uses various writing techniques: use of emotional and deep-seated terminologies to describe the unfair intolerance; analogies with the ‘negroes’ engage the readers; repetition of phrases to emphasize her statement. First of all, the use of the narrator’s sentimental words and phrases enhances her argument’s verity and…show more content…
The writer fist states that it was not the white men who found the country but the whole people; the description ‘white’ indirectly enlightens the onlookers that the black people also known as ‘negroes’ should also have the rights like Caucasians and the near future of women. In addition, near the end of his entire argument or speech, the speaker urges that all the constitution and laws of ‘several’ state is ‘null’ and ‘void’ because everybody is against the negroes. Firstly, the word ‘several state’ indirectly infers the audience that there are still a number of supporters; thus, she implies that she has self-assurance in herself that she can change the society. Secondly, the word ‘null’ and void’ is used with the word negroes because not the day until women are empowered but until the day the all negroes are also empowered is when all the law and constitution start making sense or becomes just and fair for everyone. Lastly , the phrase ‘ precisely as every one is against the negroes suggest the readers that the society still has limitations in empowering the negroes since the majority or ‘ every one ‘ is against them. Thus , she convinces the readers in a gentle method compared to the women rights because of social barriers during her time
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