Compare Abraham Lincoln And Martin Luther King Jr

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Many known leaders in American history have changed America. Alexander the Great, the greatest military leader of all time, also known to have conquered the world. Winston Churchill, the man who picked up the pieces of America during World War II. Samuel Adams, signer of the Declaration of Independence. Andrew Carnegie, builder of the Carnegie Steel Company. W.E.B. Du Bois, cofounder of the Niagara Movement for racial equality and of the NAACP (National Association for the Advancement of Colored People). These men as well as a great number of many more have shaped up America in their own ways. One of the greatest influential leaders of all time was Abraham Lincoln and Martin Luther King Jr. Although one was a president and the other was a…show more content…
was a civil rights activist who fought for Black Americans. Martin Luther King Jr. wrote “I have a Dream” speech in hopes for America to be a more equal and racially tolerant country. Abraham Lincoln was the 16th president of the United States of America. In 1863, he led the Union in the American Civil War against the Confederate States of America. Lincoln wrote “The Gettysburg Address” to declare that the war was over and it was time to bring our soldiers back home. Both these speeches target slavery, slave owners, racism, and the government. They’re trying to persuade the people and the government to ban slavery. Strong use of figures of speech was used in both the speeches. Allusion, ethos, pathos, anaphora, antithesis, logos were a few figures of speech used. Anaphora was one of the figures of speech greatly used in both the speeches. They both used key words numerous times. "We cannot dedicate… we cannot consecrate... we cannot hallow this ground (Lincoln 1.)” “We cannot” is said a lot at the beginning of each quote. Anaphora was a great figure of speech to use in these speeches because this way your point would get across. The same idea was used in Martin Luther King Jr.’s speech. He stated “I Have a Dream...” many times to get his point across
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