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'Ain't I a Woman?' speech by Sojourner Truth (analysis by Maya Angelou)

Maya Angelou contextualises Sojourner Truth's persuasive speech, 'Ain't I a Woman?'. She explores its delivery, linking it to powerful oratory that can be 'heard down the centuries'. Then she discusses the use of persuasive devices, linking them to African and African/American literature, music and poetry. She looks at pattern of three, repetition/refrain and the use of passivity rising to crescendo.

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4 minutes