Analysis Of Martin Luther King's Speech

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All honorable speakers have their own ways to induce the audience by blowing in hope. Hope was the strip of everything whereby African Americans held onto in harsh conditions. Martin Luther King was the crackerjack that conveyed hope to people that a new world could come. One of the most memorable speeches is “Beyond Vietnam- A Time to Break Silence.” Since he was one of the most influential and powerful speakers, his speech moved a lot of people’s minds and historically, became the most famous speech in American history. Throughout his assertions, there are some key points that made his speech authoritative. His choice of words, appealers to emotion, personal experience, similes, and metaphors had been the supporters of his speech. “Beyond Vietnam- A Time…show more content…
Furthermore, he puts himself in a position that is equivalent with the others. “There is at the outset a very obvious and almost facile connection between the war in Vietnam and the struggle I, and others, have been waging in America.” This statement clearly verifies that he views everyone equally, and accentuates the fact that he is in the same condition as everyone else. Martin Luther King elaborates the reality of the poor by using similes. During the Vietnam War, the poor went through a stage when their only last hope eviscerated due to the war. King Jr. reveals the harsh condition to his audience to provoke sympathy and emphasize the difficulties the poor went through. “So, I was increasingly compelled to see the war as an enemy of the poor and to attack it as such.” The way Martin Luther King uses the word “enemy” to show antipathy the poor had towards the war, was very affecting. Moreover, the King’s speech was full of pathos that led to be very persuasive. The statement that most stuck out was one that not only comprised his message, but also gave another chance to think about the civil rights. “And so we have
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