Lorde's article

Audre Lorde Map. Saida Garcia

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1. Audre is speaking about African American people

1.1. our labor has become more important than our silence

1.1.1. Back in the day, slavery was a huge thing in America. The owners of those slaves only cared about them getting their jobs done.

2. Lorde is very specific about who she is

2.1. "I am standing here as a black lesbian poet"

2.1.1. Lorde wants to be very clear about who sexuality, race and major. She is using logos by giving real background information that will make us trust her.

3. Audre Lorde speaks about cancer

3.1. "I was going to die, if not sooner then later...this is a situation faced by many women, buy some of you here today. Some of what I experienced during that time has helped me"

3.1.1. Discussing how she personally dealt with a cancer scare and how she felt during that time her reflection on life helped her write this speech.

4. Lorde speaks on death

4.1. "Death on the other hand, is the final silence. And that might be coming quickly, now without regard for whether I had spoken what needed to be said.."

4.1.1. Her scare and reflection on death made her want to speak up and stop being silent.