Martin Luther King Jr Rhetoric

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Martin Luther King jr. is a well-known civil rights activist who is widely considered to be a leading figure in the fight for civil equality. Martin Luther king jr. was born in Atlanta, Georgia in 1929 during a time when racial tensions were high. During the 1950’s Martin Luther had a huge role in the fight for equality for race-based issues. Through his active role in civil rights related matters, King played a huge role in ending segregation of African-American citizens in the South and other areas of the nation, as well as ultimately leading to the formation of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and later the Voting Rights Act of 1965. King has received many awards, including the Nobel Peace Prize in 1965 for his work in the civil rights movement.…show more content…
Also, King has made a tremendous impact on the future of equality for all. Largely his most iconic speech was that of his 1963 speech, I Have a Dream (A&E Networks Television). Martin Luther king is widely recognized as one of the best speech givers of all time. Personally I picked him as a speaker to analyze as King appealed to the masses in a time period in which it was difficult, with a subject that was very hard to enforce. Also, one thing I really enjoy about King, as a speaker is his how relatable he is and how he practices what he preaches. King promotes equality and peace and does so by acting out his mission to the people he is speaking to. Another reason I picked him is he is a very humble speaker willing to die for his cause and not afraid to fight the difficult fight in regards to a very tough…show more content…
With his speeches he often uses repetition in his speeches in order to drive home a point. Additionally, King often starts his speeches by saying what changes society needs and then in his second half of speech asks the audience to imagine the change. This style of speech giving is very effective as King is reinforcing his ideas and causing the audience to picture the change he is hoping to achieve. If King were still alive, he could improve by still incorporating his current techniques, but use them more so. King is a tremendous speaker and in large part does not have much too improve on in terms of the content he uses in his speeches, the organization of his speech’s, and the way he delivers his speech’s. King delivers his speeches in a slow manner, emplacing the points that he wants people to take away from his speeches. Additionally, his delivery of speeches paints such a vivid picture that those listening feel the reality of the change and follow him on his journey. For the lack of improvement that he needs to make as a speaker this is truly why King is widely considered one of the best speakers of all time.
Both the I Have a Dream Speech, and Give us the Ballot speech demonstrate King’s ability to sway the masses through the use of his style and delivery. Furthermore his content through his research of the subject makes his speeches more relatable, allowing the public
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