Dr.Martin Luther King Strength Speech

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Dr. Martin’s speech was inspiring a huge people and engaged them to raise their hands and claiming for their rights. His words were the key to motivate African-American to create nonracial society in the United States. Dr. Martin Luther King used a language that was understood by the illiterate and educated people too. He made people to seeing his dream in the speech and living it in the current days. In my opinion, he created a light in the mind of others because his speech was coming out from his heart. Dr. King used the language devices in his speech and created the best speech in American history. He used anaphora, reputation, allusions, and metaphors to engage people and convince them to claim their rights hardly. First, he used many anaphors in his speech “One hundred years later, Now is the time, We must, We can never (cannot) be satisfied, Go back to, Go back to, With this faith, and Let freedom ring (from)” which made the speech stuck in people’s minds. Second, he used the reputation in many forms such as “freedom, we, nation, justice, and dream”. Third, allusions were one of the most powerful devices that were used in the speech, for example” Five score years ago” refers to Licoln’s famous Gettysburg speech,” Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness…” refers to the United States Declaration of Independence”. Fourth, Dr.King accomplished of making references through the speech as “Mississippi, New York, Mississippi, Alabama, South Carolina, Georgia, Louisiana, Georgia, Mississippi…”. Finally, Dr. King used the metaphors to get the meaning of the speech together and engaging the biggest number of people who are convinced by his speech in order to achieve his dream that became a group request, as an example “This sweltering summer of the Negro’s legitimate discontent will not pass until there is an invigorating autumn of freedom and
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