Rhetorical Analysis Of Speech By Martin Luther King Jr

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Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. says this quote in the beginning of his amazing speech to captivate his audience of African Americans, “This momentous decree came as a great beacon light of hope to millions of Negro slaves who has been seared in the flames of withering injustice.” He is creating a mental picture of a big light that African American people can look to for hope. This quote is very popular being that he describes how terrible the struggle of the African American’s history is and how it was painful. It stands out because of the extreme picture of the flames and the light. It gives faith to his audience and shows what they have been through. He uses a simile to help describe the comparisons of the two images and his tone was hopeful
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