I Have A Dream Speech Essay

1247 Words5 Pages
The ultimate goal of justice is slowly but surely been achieved today for the black community. A day that heavily influenced this achievement was in 1963 during the March on Washington, in front of the Lincoln Memorial. The man who changed lives that day only wanted those who heard him to apply his message to their lives. In his famous, “I Have a Dream” speech Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. uses repetition, specific, illustrative detail and examples, allusions, and figurative language in order to amplify his message that his audience needed to bond together in order to fight for civil rights and justice now. Dr. King emphasizes the fact that his dream is to achieve racial equality and justice through the use of repetition. Words like “justice,” injustice,” and “freedom” are repeated numerous times in Dr. King’s speech because they are the key points of his message. By doing this King’s audience was able to…show more content…
King speaks of the attacks, “...unspeakable horrors of police brutality” the black community encountered for having a different skin tone. Since the white community did not see the Blacks as equals they did not think they were hurting a worthy human being. King addresses the “... negro’s basic mobility is from a smaller ghetto to a larger one” as something the black community as a whole had to face on a regular basis. The black community was forced to receive social restraint on their lives. This is a real life illustration of the extreme segregation of the time. One specific injustice some had to face was, “...a Negro in Mississippi cannot vote” By using such a specific state and situation Dr. King was trying to hit close to home for anyone had to been put in that particular position. By using experiences his audience had most likely understood, he appealed to their pathos and caused them to grasp the reason about why they should
Open Document