Rhetorical Analysis Of Dr. Martin Luther King's Speech

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Fifty one years ago Dr. Martin Luther King jr. gave his speech entitled “I Have A Dream....”. Dr. King delivered the speech himself at the “March on Washington”. This was a protest for jobs and economic stability for African American’s. It begun Wednesday, August 27, 1963. The next day, August 28th, was the day that Dr.King conveyed his message for all to hear. He was approaching the white men discriminating against colored men, and colored men not standing up to white men. He was furious that it had been 100 years since the civil war and negro men and women were still treated unequally. To this day, Mr. King’s speech is one of the most cherished in history. One strong component of the speech that influenced others was the creative and dramatic metaphors. They were strongly worded and detailed with great imagery. Each metaphor painted a picture of injusticeness and inequality in all listener’s minds. It made all people feel the emphasis of segregation.…show more content…
He encouraged them, he sympathized them, and he even riled them up. When, what seemed like the entire country, listened in to Dr.King’s speech on that day of change and triumph, all were affected. Negro citizens listened and were inspired. They understood what he spoke of when he mentioned “One hundred years later, the Negro is still languished in the corners of American society and finds himself an exile in his own land”. They agreed with him when he said “And so, we’ve come to cash this check, a check that will give us upon demand the riches of freedom and the security of justice”. And he got them ready to fight for their freedom by saying “We cannot march alone. And as we walk, we must make the pledge that we shall always march ahead. We cannot turn back”, and they did march ahead, not once looking
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