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Analyisis of "I Have a Dream" and "The Ballot or the Bullet"

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Transcript of Analyisis of "I Have a Dream" and "The Ballot or the Bullet"

Persuasive Analysis of
"The Ballot or the Bullet"
and
"I Have a Dream" SOAPSTone Audience The Speeches' Effect on History Effectiveness at Conveying Its Message "The Ballot or the Bullet"- "I Have a Dream" "The Ballot or the Bullet" "The Ballot or the Bullet" The speaker asserts in paragraph 4 of his speech "I Have a Dream," that Negroes are being denied their rights guaranteed by the Constitution through the use of allusion. The speaker asserts in paragraph 23 of his speech "I Have a Dream" that together we will free society of racial inequality through the use of imagery. The speaker emphasizes in paragraph 8 of his speech "I Have a Dream," that Negroes must gain racial equality peacefully through the use of imagery. The speaker asserts in paragraph 6 of his speech "I Have a Dream," that now is the time to end racial injustice in society through the use of allusion. "The Ballot or the Bullet" "The Ballot or
the Bullet" Malcolm X asserts in his speech “The Ballot or the Bullet,” that in order for blacks to achieve change, blacks must take action by violence or voting through the use of the literary devises metaphor and paradox. The speaker stresses in paragraph 23 of his speech “The Ballot of the Bullet,” that now is the time to put new people in charge of this nation that support the civil rights movement through the use of metaphor. The speaker asserts in paragraph 14 of his speech “The Ballot or Bullet,” that it is shameful if blacks are not willing to fight for their rights through the use of metaphor. The speaker emphasizes in paragraph 20 of his speech “The Ballot or the Bullet,” that if blacks don’t elect people that support their goals, blacks are going to have to use violence to get their rights through the use of paradox. Martin Luther King Jr. asserts in his speech "I Have a Dream," that society can move together from inequality to equality through the use of imagery and allusion. Type of Speech Given Motivation "I Have a Dream" "The Ballot or the Bullet" "I Have a Dream" 1992 2002 1997 2007 2012 2017 Speaker Martin Luther King Jr. was speaker of "I Have a Dream." Also, he was one of the leaders the civil rights movement during the 1960s and a christian minister. 1992 2002 Martin Luther King Jr. delivered his speech "I Have a Dream" to encourage people that change will come. This speech was very important during the civil rights movement and was a contributing factor in the end of racial injustice in society. The intended audience of "I Have a Dream" is white people. In his speech, Martin Luther King Jr.'s allusions were meant to connect with the white people that listened to his speech. 1997 The speaker, Martin Luther King, is speaking to society about racial inequality and and the change that is coming. 2007 Martin Luther King, in his speech "I Have a Dream," addresses racial inequality and the change in society forthcoming. 2012 Martin Luther King Jr. reveals a passionate tone in his speech " I Have a Dream," through the use of allusion and imagery. 2017 Speaker Occasion Audience Purpose Subject Tone Subject Purpose Tone Audience Occasion Speaker The Speeches' effect on Modern Times "I Have a Dream" Black History Month "I Have a Dream" "The Ballot or the Bullet" "I have a Dream"- "I Have a Dream" "The Ballot or the Bullet" The orator asserts in paragraph 18 of his speech “The Ballot or the Bullet,” that congressmen elected in states where voting rights of blacks are illegally restricted, should be expelled from congress and be replaced with black representative through the use of paradox. Martin Luther King Jr.'s speech "I Have a Dream is a motivational speech because he is trying to motivate people help end racial injustice. Malcolm X's speech "The Ballot or the Bullet" is a persuasive speech because Malcolm X is persuading the audience to take action. Martin Luther King's audience when he gave his famous "I Have a Dream" speech is all of society, Negroes and whites alike. In the last paragraph of "I Have a Dream" Martin Luther King Jr says, "We will be able to speed up the day when all of God's children, black men and white men, Jews and Gentiles, Protestants and Catholics, will be able to join hands and sing." Meaning, he's not just talking to Negroes about racial injustice to Negroes, he's talking to society about racial injustice to all people. Malcolm X's intended audience when he gave his speech "The Ballot or the Bullet," were the people that actually attended the gathering where he gave his speech. For example, throughout the speech when Malcolm X addressed the audience he refers to them as "you" meaning the people in the crowd. "Don't let anybody tell you anything about the odds are against you." Malcolm X was very effective in conveying his message, because many blacks came out and voted during the elections of 1964 as a result of his speech. Martin Luther King did a great job conveying his message. In fact his speech "I Have a Dream" is believed by many to be the turning point in the civil rights movement. 4 Main Points The speaker of "The Ballot or the Bullet" is Malcolm X, very influential leader of the civil rights movement during the 1960s and one of the great orators of his time. Malcolm X gave his his speech "The Ballot or the Bullet" to persuade blacks to take action by voting in the upcoming elections or by violence. The intended audience of "The Ballot or the Bullet" were the blacks that were in the crowd when Malcolm X gave this speech. Malcolm X was speaking to blacks about achieving change through voting or violence, and ending racial injustice in America. Malcolm X addresses in his speech "The Ballot or the Bullet" how blacks can end racial injustice. He does this by telling the audience to vote in the upcoming election or by using violence. Malcolm X reveals a persuasive tone through the use of metaphor and paradox throughout his speech "The Ballot or the Bullet.". Both "I Have a Dream" and "The Ballot or the Bullet" are appropriate speeches for Black History Month. The purpose of Black History Month is to recognize the African American heritage in this country, and to remember the people and events that contributed to ending racial inequality. Both of these speeches and their speakers had a huge impact on ending racial injustice in America, and they should be recognized and remembered. The effects of "I Have a Dream" and "The Ballot or the Bullet" can be seen all around us today. Now black and white kids can go to school together, restaurants and other public places are longer segregated. Today, African Americans have equal opportunities to get jobs and other things that previously were not available to them. By: Matthew Goodman Both speeches had an enormous impact on history. Both were influential in freeing society from racial injustice during the civil rights movement in the 1960s because they both influenced people to help end racial injustice. Persuasive I Have a Dream!
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