A Rhetorical Analysis Of Speech By Martin Luther King Jr.

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Introduction:
Martin Luther King Jr. was an American pastor, activist, and a leader in the African-American Civil Rights Movement. He fought for equality and integration. He is best known for his role in the advancement of civil rights using nonviolent civil disobedience based on his Christian beliefs. He was against racism and believed that white and black people should be seen as equal instead of opposites. He won plenty of cases and therefore became a very popular civil rights leader of America. Martin Luther King Jr. wrote a very famous speech called “I Have a Dream,” which made this reality possible for people of all races in the world. In this speech, Martin Luther King Jr. called an end to racism. King described his dreams of freedom and equality arising from a land of slavery and hatred. He believed that the nation should respect one another, and to not be judgmental based on the color of one’s skin.
Contextual Overview: This ad represents what Martin Luther King Jr. was fighting for; a
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On this advertisement, the word DISCRIMINATION is spread out on the entire billboard with a large white font on a blue background. The letters “DISCRIMI” are crossed out by a large red bold line, leaving just the word “NATION.” The most visible element on the advertisement is Martin Luther King Jr. He is shown looking out towards the crowd, making his famous speech, “I Have a Dream.” He is dressed in suitable attire. His facial expression is represented as very stern and serious. In the picture, we only get a mid-shot view of him instead of a full body picture making the effect of the picture much more serious. The picture is in black and white, while beside him, the lettering and background is all red, white and blue. As stated before, he played a very big role in history, therefore catching the viewer’s eye. In the ad, the word “NATION” isn’t crossed
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