King I Have A Dream Speech

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In Lincoln and Kings respective speeches, Lincoln and king both strive to persuade their audience to continue to strive for freedom, and both men use abundant rhetorical devices to evoke emotion in their audience and to make their speeches more memorable. Lincoln and King have some things in common like they both want to have freedom for their people,Lincoln emancipated the slaves. In lines 144 king says “God’s children-will be able to join hands and sing in the words of the old Negro spiritual, “Free at last. Free at last. Thank God Almighty, we are free at last.”. Lincoln made the emancipation proclamation which gave slaves the right to be free. King made the “I have a dream speech”, this talks about how king hopes black boys and white girls will come together and stop all of the violence.…show more content…
A example of parallelism is line one of the gettysburg address it says “ Four score and seven years ago our fathers brought forth on this continent, a new nation, conceived in liberty, and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal.” what he’s trying to say is that America and the people that live in America should be treated as equal no matter the skin color or the race. King uses a form of repetition in lines 8-9 which say “I have a dream.” what he’s trying to say is he sees other people being successful in life. Another thing he used in his speech was parallelism and you can find this in lines 27-28 which say “America has given the negro people a bad check, a check which has come back marked “insufficient funds”. What he means by insufficient funds is he’s saying whites don’t treat them with respect. These are most of the similarities I could find in these two
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