What Is The Metaphors In I Have A Dream Speech

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communicate with the people. They used different ways of expressions to connect with the readers. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. used complex words, imagery, and metaphors to communicate his feelings to the listeners. A clear example is in the speech I Have a Dream when he mentions, “Negro is still sadly crippled.”1 He used the word crippled to express a denser feeling rather than using a simple word like weaken. Another form of language used in I Have a Dream article are imagery and metaphors. The metaphors mentioned by Dr. King in I Have a Dream article was “Negro is still sadly crippled by the manacles of segregation and the chains of discrimination.”2 “Manacles of segregation and the chains of discrimination” metaphors are used to show how African Americans were being denied their rights. These metaphors are also used as an imagery to move the conscience of white Americans by understanding how African Americans feel under discrimination. Another form of language used by Dr. King in the article Beyond Vietnam: A Time to Break Silence is when he says, “I knew that I could never again raise my voice against violence of the oppressed in the ghettos without having first spoken clearly…show more content…
Martin Luther King strongly favored a nonviolence system to gain equality. He states in The Power of Non-violence, “nonviolent resister does not seek to humiliate or defeat the opponent but to win his friendship and understanding.”16 Indicating that a nonviolent technique objective was to unify and earn fairness without hurting the enemy. In opposing Malcom X strongly supported violence. In A Declaration of Independence by Malcolm X he says, “We should be peaceful, law-abiding but the time has come for the American Negro to fight back in self-defense whenever and wherever he is unjustly and unlawfully attacked.”17 Malcolm X encouraged African Americans to fight back regardless of the situation when we are
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