Likewise, some of Mandela’s metaphors are, “The moment to bridge the chasms that divide us has come” and “humanity has taken us back into its bosom…”. These metaphors found in Mandela’s speech contain immense amounts of meaning. The metaphors found in the both the speeches are used to convey
(Pg.734) This shows that Mandela not only wanted freedom for blacks, but he also wanted freedom for everyone. Also, he had to face society. He got in prison because he fought for the blacks. Even though he got out of prison, he still wants to free blacks. This shows his determination and dedication towards freedom.
This is why things got better for his people, because of people like him. I believe the reason MLK chose to use emotional text was to let the whites feel what they feel since most of the racist whites at that time were uneducated and uncultured. By making them feel bad he could have them want to help the cause. After all the pieces of evidence I have pointed out I believe it is safe to conclude that indeed Martin Luther King Jr. appealed more to the emotional side of things. I believe it is because of this that he was so successful.
Martin Luther King masterfully incorporates various metaphors into his speech. He refers and compares many things to the struggle of the African Americans such as bank vaults, idealogies and even God. These are all used to make the speech both memorable and relatable to any person, rather than just appeal to African Americans. Martin Luther King expresses his point of civil rights based social and ethical problems that could be solved by giving African Americans the same rights and opportunities of whites, expressing this in my writing by using various rhetorical devices, one of the most prominent being metaphor. The overall effect of the metaphors, the points they make, and the audience it is made for all serve a purpose in making Martin Luther King’s speech memorable.
Dr. Martin Luther King uses rhetoric his “I Have a Dream” speech in order to persuade the nation to condemn segregation. His speech focuses on the injustices his people endured and the need for equality. Dr. King does not entice the crowd with negative messages but hopeful words. He utilizes ethos, pathos, and logos through the incorporation of his faith, analogies and symbols of Democracy. At the beginning of the speech, Dr. King makes use of ethos by mentioning Abraham Lincoln.
The first rhetorical device he uses is repetition, "...the Negro still is not free...the life of the Negro is still sadly crippled…the Negro lives on a lonely island of poverty…the Negro is still languished…” This part of his speech is an example of repetition because not only is it repeated. He wants to emphasize this feeling of how the Negros were being treated so others can stand up and help defend their rights. Moreover, he says "Now is the time to make justice a reality for all of God's children." This shows the use of ethos because Mr. King had used God as the celebrity figure in his speech. I believe he's using God to let everybody see that they're equal and perfect as Christianity says they are.
King Jr. finds a way to emphasize his point by using the stylist technique of repetition. Repetition is used in order to make an idea stand out and show the importance of his words. In the speech in paragraph 9 he talks about how a Negro will never be satisfied. The appeal that was best used was pathos because he is asking for change. He is also expressing his emotions and what his fellow African Americans are feeling.
King’s speech in a positive way; Metaphors played the biggest part of his speech. A metaphor, much like an analogy, is a figure of speech that compares two dissimilar things, but a metaphor isn’t as elaborate as an analogy. For example during Dr. King’s speech he says, “The negro lives on a lonely island of poverty in the midst of a vast ocean of material prosperity.” Along the same lines he also states, “Now is the time to lift our nation from the quicksand of racial injustice to the solid rock of brotherhood.” If you noticed, in these two metaphors he used nature to make his comparisons; in fact, a majority of his metaphors came from the use of nature. Another clever metaphor that was used was when he said, “Let us not seek to satisfy our thirst for freedom by drinking from the cup of bitterness and hatred.” Here he compares drinking to a person’s attitude. Dr. King’s most famous and probably his best metaphor of his speech is the one where he compares the civil rights of the people, in specific people of color, to a bad check.
Nelson Mandela 1. The speech is in the plural ‘We’ and not in the first person. This maybe because both he and De Klerk both won the prize or because he accepted on behalf of the nation as De Klerk had his own speech. 2. The person who shall have done the most or best work for fraternity between nations, for the abolition or reduction of standing armies for holding and promotion of peace congresses - look at this.
His audience in this piece was his fellow clergymen, meaning this was a more official manner than that of his speech. This can be seen in his writing when he decides, “to use the terminology of the Jewish philosopher Martin Buber” (paragraph 16) in his writing. Using a quote from a philosopher brings much more fact into the matter at hand. By doing this, King gives his point more credibility and generates a point using the form of rhetoric logos. Further along his path, King cites another professional, in which he writes, “As T. S. Eliot has said…” (paragraph 45).