Martin Luther King Distinctive Voices

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Distinctive voices are an instrument that represents who we are and where we stand in society. Effective composers use these distinctive voices to reveal a broad range of issues in our society. An individual’s distinctive voice is defined and empowered through the way they express their perspective through the use of rhetoric devices. Distinctive voices represent an individual's attitudes or beliefs and these can be expressed through the use of language . Techniques used in language help emphasize and express ones views. This can be seen in Martin Luther King's "I have a dream" The iconic speech 'I Have A Dream' given by Martin Luther King is extremely powerful because of the emotively charged language that outlines the ideals of the american way of life at the time, freedom and prosperity in the land of opportunity. Martin Luther King was a highly influential speaker of the civil rights movement during the 1950's and 60'. His most famous speech "I have a Dream" was presented in 1963 on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial. Martin believed that all types of people are to be given equal rights and that action must be taken in order for a peaceful society, he fought to urge change within his society for the inequality and injustice of African Americans. To achieve this, Martin uses a variety of techniques to create an emotional community which would urge change. One of the techniques used to express his beliefs was his physical voice that was full of rhythm, tone and dramatic pauses which connects with the audience. Inclusive language like "our" and "we" is used throughout the speech to unite the audience to fight for the same cause and to make discrimination a problem the audience had in common. Repetition of "I have a dream" in conjunction with a statement gives the audience an idea of Martin’s ideal world, " I have a dream that one day this nation will and live
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