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Baker v. Truth: Figurative Language & Rhetorical Questions Russell Baker and Sojourner Truth are two well-known figures in the United State's history. Russell Baker was known for his days as an American newspaper columnist who slipped good-natured humor into most everything he wrote. He was famous for his sly comedic ways. Not only did he write as a columnist, but he also designed political cartoons in which he cleverly embedded his humor in. On the other hand, Sojourner Truth was a woman who wanted to empower others, not humor them. She was a woman who felt very strong towards women's rights; she was a former slave and abolitionist in America who was well known for her speeches and movements. Both authors wrote beautiful pieces of work that reached a large audience with their message. Baker's message in "Happy New Year?" was that humans are enslaved to the calendar with their emotions and actions, while Truth's message in "Ain't I A Woman" was to empower people to act in removing discrimination from society. Although Truth successfully expressed her message with the use of figurative language and rhetorical questioning, Baker conveyed his message in a more effective manner through the use of those devices.
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