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MLK's "I Have A Dream" Speech

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Ryan Jones

on 27 February 2013

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Transcript of MLK's "I Have A Dream" Speech

MLK's "I Have A Dream" What is one of the most important and inspirational speeches in history? Martin Luther Kings " I Have A Dream Speech" is one of the greatest anti-segregation speeches in history. The "I Have a Dream Speech uses metaphors, repetition, similes, and imagery. He is very descriptive in his speech and makes you picture what he is saying. He uses emotional language by using history and words like justice to touch the audience. In MLK's " I Have a Dream" speech he included metaphors and similes, for example. In his speech he says "The life a of a negro is still sadly crippled by the manacles of segregation and the chains of discontent." Martin Luther King is very descriptive in his speech and makes you picture what he is saying, for example. He says " Let us not seek to satisfy our thirst for freedom by drinking from the cup of bitterness and hatred." He uses emotional language by using history and words like justice that touch the audience, for example. It says at the beginning of the speech " The momentous decree came as a great beacon light of hope to millions of negro slaves who had been seated in the flames of withering justice." Martin Luther Kings "I Have a Dream" speech is still thought of today because of how moving and well written it was. His speech used many persuasive techniques that made people want to listen to it and see his point of view. He used similes, metaphors, imagery, emotional language, and repetition. He made you see what he was describing. Also he made people understand how he felt. Martin Luther King showed people that they could protest for what they believe in without being violent. He also was a major factor in the amount of equality that we have today. Here is the speech
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