Rhetorical Analysis Of I Have A Dream Speech

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In the Martin Luther King Jr. “I have a dream...” speech, many features of speech are represented, throughout this piece of writing. The subject of Martin Luther King Jr.’s speech was about freedom for African Americans. In the speech the purpose was to discuss the topic of freedom for the African American community, while the occasion is during the March on Washington. The audience in which it is directed to is, the whites and blacks for the ones that support his beliefs and for the ones who caused this hardship. Throughout the piece the tone is serious and enraging with the word choice he uses also it is passionate and emotional. The most influential feature of speech is the repetition that is used throughout the piece due to the fact that it had informed more about the purpose, it had affected the audience, and it had made obvious why MLK would use this feature…show more content…
repeats that word satisfied throughout a paragraph. As he stated, “When will you be satisfied? We can never be satisfied as long as the Negro is the victim of the unspeakable horrors of police brutality. We can never be satisfied as long as our bodies, heavy with the fatigue of travel, cannot gain lodging motels of the highways and the hotels of the cities.” The repetition in this quote gives more evidence to the purpose of the speech as he expands on the fact that his purpose was to deliberate about the ongoing issue that ruins his life everyday. As he also clearly implies that African Americans will not stop until segregation has ceased. The point of blacks never being satisfied also makes sense why MLK would use this feature. As he stated “Negro is the victim of the unspeakable horrors of the police brutality”, this had showed that the horrible treatment will be stopped and as blacks they will fight till the terrible mistreatment and rights are
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