Martin Luther King I Ve Been To The Mountaintop Analysis

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Dr. Martin Luther King was a prestige figure during his time in 1950-960’s. Know for his fight for social equality for all people. He dealt a great effect towards how we all live our lives today. Throughout his time he was worldly know for speeches such as “I have a dream” and many others. One in particular being “I’ve Been to the Mountaintop.” Which was in fact Dr. King’s final speech ever given. In this speech he discussed many controversial viewpoints, and how each one went against the goal social equality. He was able in doing so by using clever rhetorical devices and projected his viewpoint in simple manner. For example, the way he conveys his ideas was presented in many ways ,one of such being the use of allusions. In which ones references historical event, figure, or work of art. Such examples can be seen in a quote said in paragraph 22 “God sent us by here to say that you’re not treating His children right”. In this he is clearly referencing the Bible. By which in doing so he is stating that: those who do not see the injustice they are acting on other human are going against the God’s word. This can also be shown in Luke verse 6:31 “Do to other as you would have them do to you”. Thus, Dr. King is invoking people to change their way in order to live as God wants them to. This is furthermore presented in another allusion Dr. King used…show more content…
King’s “I’ve Been to the Mountaintop”. In paragraph 9 he says the following countries “South Africa, Nairobi, Kenya, Accra, Ghana: New York City, Atlanta, Georgia: Jackson Mississippi; or Memphis Tennessee. The cry is always the same “We want to be free.” Here he is referencing these multiple countries, states, and cities in order to help people get the overall view that all around the world others are crying out for equality to be free of injustice. In this text Dr. King is showing others that they are not alone and something need to be
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