Dr. Martin Luther King's 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 to the greatest purveyor of violence in the world today – my own government.”3 The word purveyor carries a negative connotation it is used by Dr. King to express and arouse anger to the readers. This word means a person who promotes or spreads an idea in this case its saying that the US is a
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