Dr King Rhetorical Analysis

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To start, Dr. King’s use of metaphors allows his audience to understand his viewpoint better. Since the founding of the Americas in the late 1400s, slavery was a problem; until the signing of the Emancipation Proclamation in 1862. Then the segregation of African Americans and White Americans started. In his essay, Dr. King uses the metaphor “America has given the Negro people a bad check, which came back marked “insufficient funds” (46). King uses this metaphor to emphasize the treatment of African Americans in America. Comparing the Justice System during the 1960s to a corrupt bank allows the audience to connect to what Dr. King is saying. It permits Dr. King to enlighten people of what was going in that time period. Next, the use of imagery
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