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Literary Analysis 2
By: Meghan Wilkins
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Page 1: Rough Draft response for “Ain’t I A Woman?”
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Meghan Wilkins
Mr. Church
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12 March 2014Rough Draft: Literary analysis 2: “Ain’t I a Woman?”
In Sojourner Truth’s excerpt, “Ain’t I A Women?” the narrator talks about how she thinks that she should have equal rights to anyone else and she is going to attempt to join together with others to get the world back to the way it was truly meant to be.
In the beginning Sojourner Truth talks about how she thinks that the white man gets all the credit. She is tired of being treated beneath people and getting her possessions snatched from beneath her. Her life has not exactly been the smoothest one, she has had to live through her children being taken from her because she did not possess enough rights to have a say. When Sojourner describes her life as negative and wants not only her, but everyone to be treated equally.
Sojourner uses exclamation points to emphasize that she is angry, also she makes valid arguments that may make people flustered but they are completely true. In paragraph 4 Sojourner Truth writes “He says women can’t have as much rights as men, ’cause Christ wasn’t a woman! Where did your Christ come from? Where did your Christ come from? From God and a woman! Man had nothing to do with Him.” The passion in her words and her whole argument are what makes people think over things and really affect the way people feel.
Final Draft: Literary Analysis 2: “Ain’t I woman”
In Sojourner Truth’s excerpt, “Ain’t I A Women?” the narrator talks about how she thinks that she should have equal rights to anyone else and she is going to attempt to join together with others to get the world back to the way it was truly meant to be.
In the beginning Sojourner Truth talks about how she thinks that the white man gets all the credit. She is tired of being treated beneath people and getting her possessions snatched from beneath her. She says “If my cup won’t hold but a pint, and yours hold a quart, wouldn’t you be mean not to let me have my little half-measure full?” (par 4) She does not mean these things in a selfish way, she wants everyone to be looked at the same, no person beneath or above another. Her life has not exactly been the smoothest one, she has had to live through her children being taken from her because she did not possess enough rights to have a say. Sojourner describes her life as negative and wants not only her, but everyone to be treated equally.
Sojourner uses exclamation points to emphasize that she is angry, also she makes valid arguments that may make people flustered but they are completely true. In paragraph 4 Sojourner Truth writes “He says women can’t have as much rights as men, ’cause Christ wasn’t a woman! Where did your Christ come from? Where did your Christ come from? From God and a woman! Man had nothing to do with Him.”(par 4) The passion in her words and her whole argument are what makes people think over things and really affect the way people feel.

Rough Draft: Literary analysis: “Living Like Weasels”
In Annie Dillard’s writing “Living Like Weasels”, Annie tells about the true strength of small creatures and that you should not underestimate the power that has been casted upon things that may not look promising.
In the beginning of “Living Like Weasels” Annie states that “[h]e sleeps in his underground den, his tail draped over his nose.” This makes the dainty creature sound harmless and completely serene with its surroundings. When Annie goes more in to detail she soon starts to reveal the creature’s true colors.
When she starts telling about how the animal survives, it begins to sound like it isn’t the small creature we once thought of as cute. “Outside, he stalks rabbits, mice, muskrats, and birds, killing more bodies than he can eat warm, and often dragging the carcasses home.” (sent. 4) This may make some feel nervous but it is the cycle of life, eat or