Initial Post:read your assigned essay carefully.
Determine the main theme of that essay.
Go back through the assigned readings to find 1 short story or poem that you think deals with a similar theme. Be creative when figuring out shared themes—there may be some interesting ones that are not immediately obvious because of the difference in forms.
Discuss the rhetorical techniques—voicing, tone, imagery, symbolism, rhetorical appeals, etc.—that the authors of the two works use. Do they use similar rhetorical techniques?
How do the rhetorical techniques used and the form (essay, short fiction, or poetry) seem to affect the way the theme is addressed?
Please divide your posts into paragraphs for easier reading, and make sure to reference, paraphrase, or quote specific passages from the text to support and illustrate what you say.
My assigned essay to analyze is Sojourner Truth "Ain't I a Woman?"
The short story that to chose for it being a similar theme is listed below
Sara Corbett - "The Lost Boys"
Edwidge Danticat - "We Are Ugly, But We Are Here"
Frederick Douglass - "What to the Slave is the Fourth of July?"
Frederick Douglas "Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass - Chapter One"
Barbara Ehrenreich - "Class Struggle 101"
Barbara Jordan - "Statement on the Articles of Impeachment"
Perri Klass - "Hers" ("Macho")
Abraham Lincoln - "First Inaugural Address"
Thomas Paine - "Common Sense" - CHAPTER 1 Of the Origin and Design of Government in General. With Concise Remarks on the English Constitution
Elizabeth Cady Stanton - "You Should Have Been a Boy!"