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Rhetorical Analysis of "I Have a Dream"

  • Submitted by: Redbloodyrose
  • on May 14, 2012
  • Category: English
  • Length: 831 words

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Rhetorical analysis of ”I have a dream”
In this paper I will make a rhetorical analysis of Martin Luther’s famous speech ”I have a dream”.   I will take a look on the pentagon, next the three levels on analysis and the free appeal forms. But first I want to make a small preface.
On August 28, 1963, Martin Luther King Jr. made history with his speech “I have a dream” to an estimated 200,000 to 300,000 people who was gathered at the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom. And this day today, is “I have a dream” one of the most famous and important speeches.
  * The writer is Martin Luther king who also is the one who speech the speech. You don’t get a lot of information of him in the text, besides that he stands for the black people and he has four children. But I have goggled him, to get more information about him
  * He was born January 15, 1929 and died April 4, 1968
  * He was an American clergyman, activist, and prominent leader in the African-American Civil Rights Movement.
  * The language is formal but easy to understand. It is the language of a politician making a statement. And you can feel the passion when you read the text, especially when he keeps repeating “I have a dream”.
  * It is written for the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom and was one of the largest political rallies for human rights in United States history
  * This is written as a speech, so it do not have a exactly reader, because It was made to tell, but it got published after the big speech, so you could read it. But it was for the black people, and to talk the black people’s case. The reader could also be politician and people who support the civil right movement.   In our time, 44 years later, we read it, because it is an important speech, because of its history and its popularity, and because of its effect on the civil right movement.
  * The topic is freedom for the black people and to stop racism....

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