“The Black Soldier” is written with its primary audience and cause in mind. It argues in favor of an optimistic outcome for colonized nations abroad and, in particular, the welfare of African Americans. The author believes that the involvement of black Americans in WWI will lead to an “American Negro, with the right to vote and the right to vote and the right to live without insult.” Its language is focused on its subject at hand, frequently speaking on African Americans and making reference to rights and improvements of living conditions.
Compared to The New Freewoman, there is a dissimilarity in this sense of focus, wherein The New Freewoman spoke less directly on gender, or spoke in more abstruse and magniloquent language that often digressed into a number of obliquely related philosophies. Both possessed language that attempted to embolden its reader, though The Crisis struck a populist tone, whereas The New Freewoman spoke on a self-interested individualist level.