Letter from Birmingham Jail by Martin Luther King Jr.

The intention of King’s piece is to justify his use of nonviolent protest to try and end the discrimination that was happening in Birmingham, Alabama. He is explaining to his audience why the protesting is necessary and how there are deep rooted problems not only in Birmingham but all throughout the South. He is trying…

Declaration of Independence by Thomas Jefferson

Intention: The intention of this essay was for Jefferson to express the wrongdoings of King George to the colonists, and how those wrongdoings have forced the colonists to break away from England. Rhetorical Triangle: Speaker: Thomas Jefferson is representing the colonists in an effort to express         their grievances with King George. Audience: This essay…

And Ain’t I a Woman? By Sojourner Truth

The intention of this piece was to bring to light the hardships African American women faced and still had to deal with. She compares the “hardships” that other groups have felt and to show how different the life of an African American woman is. Throughout the piece Truth repeats the phrase, “Aren’t I a woman?”…

Declaration of Sentiments and Resolutions by Elizabeth Cady Stanton

The intention of Declaration of Sentiments and Resolutions by Elizabeth Cady Stanton asserts the rights of women and demands equal respect as full United States citizens. She uses the “Declaration of Independence” to assist in her endeavor of women’s rights and how the declaration states indirectly of the equality of women and men. The invention…