I Have A Dream Rhetorical Essay

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In his famous speech, “I Have a Dream” Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. shared his intentions directly with his audience. He also shared his intentions by using the rhetorical strategies Repetition and Rhetorical which affected the structure and time of his speech. Dr. King’s intentions for giving the “I Have a Dream” speech were for discrimination and equality. Dr. King’s first intention was discrimination, this was one of his key point in his speech. “One hundred years later, the life of the Negro is still sadly crippled by the manacles of segregation and chains of discrimination.”(I Have a Dream,Pg 43) This quote proves his intention because african americans were being held down by their skin color and Dr. King wanted to change that they …show more content…

King’s intent affects the structure and tone of his speech. One structure in King’s speech is repetition.”I Have a Dream. It’s a dream deeply rooted in the American Dream. I have a dream that one day this nation will rise up and live out the meaning of its creed.”(I have a Dream, Pg 44) This quote empower his intention in his speech because he sharing his dream with others and believe that his dream will come true with the help of this people. Dr. King uses Rhetorical to affect the tone of his speech. “This will be the day when all of God’s children will be able to sing with new meaning.” “My country tis of thee, sweet land of liberty, of thee I sing.”(I Have a Dream, Pg 45) This quote empower his speech because this quote give people hope that we all will be treated equal after years of being treated unfairly. Dr. King’s intent have influenced the direction of the audience’s feeling about the Civil Rights Movement because Dr. King is allowing the people to fight for their rights by words. The message that the people get from Dr. King’s speech is that the power of words will lead a life of equality and be treated fairly. Dr.King believed that the only way we can live a better life is the power of the people making a change

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