Sojourner Truth Rhetorical Analysis Essay

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Imagine trying to speak up for your rights but nobody is listening. Just like when you answer your hand to answer a question but then you got that answer wrong. You try to play it off and you not raise your hand anymore because you're scared of getting it wrong again. Well that was Sojourner Truth and in this speech she used logical, ethical, and emotional appeals. To start off, Sojourner Truth used a logical appeals which persuades the audience. In paragraph 2 it states ,"Nobody ever helps me into carriages, or over mud-puddles, or gives me any best place! And ain't I a woman?" This helps prove my claim because this statement persuades you to think that she is not treated like a woman because of her skin color. In paragraph 4 it also states…show more content…
In paragraph 2 it states ,"I have borne thirteen children, and seen them most all sold off to slavery, and when I cried out with my mother's grief, none but Jesus heard me." This helps prove my claim because she makes the audience feel heartbroken and sympathy for her because she lost her children that meant a lot to her. In paragraph 5 is also states ,"If the first woman God ever made was strong enough to turn the world upside down all alone, these women together ought to be able to turn it back, and get it right side up again!" This helps prove my claim because this brings woman empowerment to all whom this speech has touched emotionally. The appeals she used really connected to the audience in one or many ways. Coming into a conclusion, Sojourner Truth used logical appeals to persuade us, ethical appeals to make the audience believe she can be trusted, and emotional appeals to make the audience feel or believe something. In her speech she talked about woman's rights and negro's right and how that needed to change because you are judging somebody based on their skin tone, gender, etc. And in a way she connected with everyone somehow. This speech was very important because Sojourner Truth was one of many who brought this issue to the public's eye and really tried to make a change for the
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