Rhetorical Analysis Of Ain T I A Woman

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History has shown what can happen when people fight for what they want either through verbal or physical ways. People struggle for change because an issue personally hinders or hurts them and feel it is morally wrong and should be changed. In each of the individual texts the struggle for change came about slowly and it took a leader to guide them to the finish line. In “Ain’t I a Woman?”, “Declaration of Sentiments”, and “Giving Women the Vote” each author uses a lot of rhetorical techniques to clearly show the motivation behind their movements for change. In “Ain’t I a Woman?” by Sojourner Truth, Truth discusses that women are just as hard working and intelligent as men are. She mentions "I could work as much and eat as much as a man-when I could get it-and bear the lash as well! And ain't I a woman"? Truth goes on to describe multiple other situations that show she is just as strong and capable as men are. She also adds "if my cup won't hold but a pint, and yours holds a quart, wouldn't you be mean not to let me have my little half measure full"? This quote and the rest of her speech all tied into why women don't have as much right as a man does. This started an uprising of women fighting for what is right and what should be changed. Another text that discusses the motivation for change is “Declaration of Sentiments” by …show more content…
Sleight-Brennan has speakers in her podcast describing what it was like to be in the movement and why they were doing it. One of the speakers, Dorothy Falter, spoke of a rhyme they had come up with that explains their cause and why this cause is happening. It was “Rig-a-jig, rig-a-jig, ra-ra-ra; I can’t vote, neither can Ma. If Michigan goes wet, blame it on Pa”. Sleight-Brennan’s podcast has other speakers describe what their motivation was for giving women the right to vote and how they were accomplishing