Sojourner Truth's Ain T I A Woman

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The women’s right movement commenced in 1843 in Seneca Falls, New York; it sparked the women’s revolution granting them equal rights. In 1920, females were finally given a voice. However, African American women attained suffrage until the 1970’s. One woman named Sojourner Truth petitioned for all women regarding women’s rights with her famous speech “Ain’t I a woman?” delivered at the Women’s Convention in Akron, Ohio in 1851. Truth argued that all girls’, specifically African American ladies ought to possess the same freedoms as men, given that women were just as capable as men in doing the exact same thing. Furthermore, the speaker elaborated how she did the same servitude as a man did and maybe even more, since the speechmaker was a slave at one point. The reason why Truth’s message resonates is because she establishes credibility with her use of pathos, ethos, logos, repetition, allusion, and juxtaposition by announcing that a man is contradicting himself on a statement he pronounced. All throughout her speech, the speaker keeps true to her message that females of all ages shall have the equal amount of privileges as men and that …show more content…

The public speaker starts off by bringing pathos into the speech by asserting “I have borne thirteen children, and seen most all sold off to slavery, and when I cried out with my mother’s grief, none but Jesus heard me! Ain’t I a woman?” (“Ain’t I a woman”). That statement established an emotional bond between herself and the mothers in the audience, however, the spokesperson not only appeals to the African Americans in the audience, but also to the White mothers in the audience, too. The merging of the two races created a greater appeal to the audience, as a whole, because they all have shared one common goal, the desire of wanting women to be given equal

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