Allusions In Elizabeth Stanton's Declaration Of Sentiments

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Elizabeth Stanton was a female abolitionist in the mid-1800s America, who created the speech ‘Declaration of Sentiments’ that argues for the rights of women. The speech was ineffective despite the use of allusions because it didn't have much of an effect till decades after. Stanton uses an allusion for the entirety of her speech, since most people would have known of the declaration of independence at this time, people would be able to understand the significance of this speech by it alluding to such an important piece of US history. She uses “We hold these truths to be self-evident that all men are created equal” and inputs women alongside men, having it read as “We hold these truths to be self-evident that all man and women are created

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