Sojourner Truth's Speech Analysis

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The issue of women's role in society has always been a prominent topic discussed in society fro many years now. Sojourner Truth was a former slave and dealt with the conditions of slavery, and the idea that a women was weaker than a man; truth was freed from slavery in 1827. Later in 1851, Sojourner Truth gave her speech to address her views on women's rights and to advocate equal rights of men and women all around. Truth is confident in her argument, that women are capable of all or more men can do, they should be granted the same freedom. Throughout Truths speech, she used juxtaposition, allusion and repetition to advance her claim.

Truth uses a significant juxtaposition in her speech, strongly supporting her view on women's rights. Truth uses many different connections throughout her speech, but two statements that really stood out was when Truth stated, “That man over there says that women need to be helped into carriages, and lifted over ditches,
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In particular, throughout her speech she consistently states, “And ain’t I a women?” (Truth).. This is a very powerful statement with a lot of meaning to it and shows Truths confidence in herself as a woman. Not only is she standing up for herself, she is standing up for all women, ignoring the false perceptions men may have on them. Truth strongly believes that we, men and women are equal, and women are worthy of all a man is. Women are unique, and very special, they deserve a positive outlook from others. The audience hears this multiple times and are convinced each time. As an individual listening to Truth's speech, you would most likely become eager to fight for what it is you want. Truth uses her words wisely and makes a powerful statement, that the audience will be affected by in some way. Truth is a powerful women with experience and intelligence to share with the
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