'I Hhave A Ddream' And Elie Wiesel's Speech

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Martin Luther King Jr.’s “I Hhave a Ddream” speech and Elie Wiesel’s acceptance speech for the Nobel Peace Prize both use imagery and repetition in various ways to get their message of freedom and equality to their audience. In both speeches, they use these literary elements to help create a point of what they want the world to know to make it a better place for everyone. In Elie Wiesel’s speech, he uses imagery to better describe “the ghetto” and “the deportation” of the holocaust that he saw and experienced. Wiesel uses his own history of “a young Jewish boy” who “discovered the kingdom of night” to create imagery to make the audience imagine a child during the holocaust, creating a sorrowful and hopeless tone. Wiesel does this to immerse the reader in the agony of the time period. Martin Luther King Jr. employs imagery to convey his message to the audience, focusing on landscape and time. He wants to let his audience know that “now is the time to rise from the dark” in order to “deloate the valley of segregation.” King uses it in this manner so that the audience can visualize a valley to represent a low point that they were experiencing …show more content…

Wiesel also uses it to express his concern about how events like the Holocaust, especially those victims like him, should not be forgotten, repeatedly saying "I remember," to show the audience what people like him went through. Martin Luther King uses repetition in his speech to emphasize the urgency of the situation he is advocating for, letting the audience know that "Now is the time" for this change. This repetition emphasizes to his audience how important Dr. King believes it is for everyone to take action to "let freedom ring from" all over the world so that everyone is treated

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