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I've Been to the Mountaintop

Rhetorical Devices

suleyma martinez

on 16 January 2015

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Transcript of I've Been to the Mountaintop

I've Been to the Mountaintop
By Suleyma Martinez
By: Martinez Luther King Jr
Date: April 3 1968
Place: Mason Temple in
Memphis Tennessee

Martin Luther King's last speech
Assassinated the next day of the speech
Thank you!
Rhetorical Devices in Speech
Figurative language
Connotative Language
Connotative Language
"And i read that if you had sneezed, you would have died. And I'm simply writhing you to say that I'm so happy that you didn't sneeze."
"But r really doesn't matter with me now, because I've been to the mountain top"
Figurative Language
Imagery-"And force everybody to see that there are thirteen hundred of god's children here suffering, sometimes going hungry, going through dark and dreamy nights wondering this thing is going to come out"
Simile- Stacked in their like sardines in a can
-Let justice roll down like waters and righteousness like
a nighty stream
Personification- "The nation is sick
"Something is happening; something is happening in Memphis; something is happening in our world.
"But i wouldn't stop there"
Not to buy
If i had Sneezed
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