poem analysis

poem analysis

“Ain’t I a Woman?” Writing Activity

Briefly (in about three to five sentences) answer the following questions. Write well-formed, grammatical sentences with correct grammar and appropriate diction. Be concise, focusing on important, relevant content.

  1. Compare the two versions of the speech. Which one is most effective and why?
  2. How is Truth’s work experience different from that of most of the white women who attended the convention and that of women with whom the men at the convention are used to addressing?
  3. Paraphrase Truth’s argument about equality.
  4. Compare and contrast Truth’s ideas about the dignity of women’s work with the ideas about the dignity of women’s work in the pope’s encyclical.

Link to reading material: http://sojournertruthmemorial.org/sojourner-truth/…