Compare The Gettysburg Speech And I Have A Dream Speech

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The Gettysburg address was a speech given by one of our presidents know as Abraham Lincoln, on November 19, 1863. The reason they were gathered there that day was to honor the ones that died in the Battle of Gettysburg during the Civil War. This Civil War was about ending slavery. The “I have a dream” speech was given by Martin Luther King Jr. on August 28, 1963. Dr.King’s speech was to end racism and for blacks to have equal rights. These two speeches are similar in many ways but are also different in many ways too. But not only by what its about and what they say. But how they say and how they structure it, by their tone, language, purpose and many more of these examples. The tone of both the Gettysburg Address and “I have a dream” speech is different. Like when I read Abraham’s speech…show more content…
Examples from “I have a dream” speech are “The life of the negro is still sadly crippled by the manacles of segregation and chains of discrimination.” and “Let us not seek to satisfy our thirst for freedom by drinking from the cup of bitterness and hatred.” In this part of the speech he saying that white folks old us back, and that we can not fight to get freedom. So it’s almost like he is saying to have faith and you don’t need to rush things by fighting it will just make matter worse, they will eventually come around. An example from Abraham’s speech is “The world will little note, nor remember what we say here, but it can never forget what we did here.” When Abraham said that he almost gave me like a worried kinda like you’re totally right kind of feeling. Because I think they should remember what they said there I think it’s very important. But I knew he was right. When they are saying these things they are like secretly giving out advice or information but in an inspiring way. They both definitely are giving out little things or advice. Dr.King does it in more of a secret way. While Abraham is kinda straight forward about
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