Abraham King's The Gettysburg Address And I Have A Dream

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In the two speeches, The Gettysburg Address and I have a Dream, they are both organized in different ways. These speeches were organized using tone, showing the purpose, and how it was structure. In both speeches the purpose is different., but similar. First, In the story I have a Dream, it is used to inform and encourage us about what we can become and how we could all become free from slavery, with the South, how blacks and whites could get along. As King states, “... signing a promissory note…” “... this note was a promise that all men yes black men as well as white men, would be guaranteed the unalienable rights of life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.” “Let us not seek satisfy our thirst for freedom by drinking from the cup of bitterness and hatred.” The Gettysburg Address, to inform us, the war and what could and will happen if the North wins. It also talks about the people who have died, and it explains that we should remember them and what they did for our nation. “...We can not dedicate, we can not consecrate, we can not hallow..” Abraham also says that “The world will little note, nor long remember what we said here, but it can never forget what they did here.” “It is rather for us to be here dedicated to a great task remaining before us.” In I have a Dream, it was written to help people change the law about blacks and whites. In The Gettysburg Address, it was written to tell people what they people did for us and to our nation so that we may be free.
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