Martin Luther King uses repetition in his “I have a dream” speech to provoke emotions in the audience, with the intention to unite the population. Firstly, King uses repetitive diction as a form of propaganda which in turn gives the notion to his audience that they are all equals. King’s use of repetition is clearly noted when he says, “And when this happens, when we allow freedom to ring, when we let ring from every village and every hamlet, from every state and every city, we will be able to speed up that day when all of god's children, black men and white men, Jews and gentiles, Protestants and Catholics, will be able to join hands” (2). King frequently uses the words; “we" to try and unite his audience, and he uses the word "when" to refer to place and time worldwide and now. The message he is trying to convey, using diction, is “we” the population are not united and “when” will we become equals.
These two examples were ethos as he has credible sources. He opts his people not to fight back physically but instead use passive resistance. Also he repeats some phrase in his speech to adapt melodic quality in his speech. Some examples of repetition are: “I Have a Dream” and “let freedom ring”. This repetition also helps the audience to become more engaged.
When the architects of our republic wrote the magnificent words of the Constitution and the Declaration of Independence, they were signing a promissory note to which every American was to fall heir. This note was a promise that all men, yes, black men as well as white men, would be guaranteed the unalienable rights of life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness” (King pg 262). This elevates the audience’s understanding of his cause. The strong language used in the speech is very persuasive and makes you feel inspired to make a difference in the world. Another emotionally appealing technique that king uses is repetition.
He told white people “work in conjunction with us-each of us working among our own kind.” Martin Luther King Jr., on the other hand, preached equality and desegregation. He wanted White people and African Americans to work together. Like he said in his famous speech, “we will be able to work together, to pray together, to struggle together, to go to jail together, to climb up for freedom together, knowing that we will be free one day.”. By the 1960’s,
One phase he said over and over again was “I have a dream...” He repeated this phrase to convince everyone listening that he believed that one day blacks and whites would live in harmony together and segregation would be a thing of the past. He wanted everyone to believe that it was possible, they just had to push for a change. Later, at the end of his speech, he said, “And when this happens, when we allow freedom to ring, when we let it ring from every village and every hamlet, from every state and every city, we will be able to speed up that day when all of God’s children, black men and white men, Jews and Gentiles, Protestants and Catholics, 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!’” By the time he got to the end, he was practically yelling at the crowd because he felt so strongly that one day all his hopes and dreams would all come true and justice would come and he wanted them to never give up on that dream.
The quote, “Let us not wallow in the valley of despair.” means that the African Americans will not sit and wait for things to change. It means stand up and make a change. Martin Luther King Jr. was a very inspiring man but, he was also peaceful. He stood up for himself and what he thought was right but, he did it peacefully. So, he is telling his audience to stand up for justice and
introduction did gain the full attention of his audience. When Martin Luther King Jr. was introduced, you hear nothing but soaring applauds coming from the crowd. While watching the video of the “I have a Dream” speech, you can see with your own eyes the amount of people that gather together that day expressing how many individuals truly believed in Martin Luther King Jr. and what he represented. While delivering his speech Martin Luther King Jr. did use gestures toward the end of his speech. He would put his hand over his head emphasizes how much he truly believes in what he just delivered.
LOOK, it is the one and only Martin Luther King Jr.! I can see him coming now! Martin is about to give his speech, I hope it is wonderful; I have been waiting all day! Martin Luther King’s Speech: “…and this happens, when we allow freedom ring, when we let it ring from every village and every hamlet, from every state and every city, we will be able to speed up that day when all of God 's children, black men and white men, Jews and Gentiles, Protestants and Catholics, will be able to join hands and sing.” (Raatma, Lucia) This speech epitomized what he was meant to do; he wanted to end racism in the United States and call for civil and economic rights for all people. In this speech he talked about how racism was affecting people’s lives in a negative way and he wanted to create a better place where everyone felt welcome and equal.
One of the most popular ones was the “March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom.” held on august 28 1963. This is where he did his famous i have a dream speech.this speech was one of the biggest impacts towards the civil rights act.Some of the words from that speech were “I have a dream that one day right there in Alabama little black boys and little black girls will be able to join hands with little white boys and white girls as sisters and brothers.” -Martin Luther King, Jr. (Deseret News). Theses words are very special because it's saying that one day he hopes to see black and white kids playing and talking together like brothers and sisters with no racism. In the 1950s racism was really bad. Black people were treated as if they were animals and had no meaning in life.
Martin Luther King Jr. “Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter” this quote has a meaning in standing up for yourself as in for freedom , equal rights and justice. Martin Luther King Jr took one of the main roles in the Civil Rights Movement as in saying in the quote he used for Americans but different races all around the world. Martin Luther King inspired people to do things back then and now modern day just like he inspired the bus boycott in the Civil Rights Movement standing up for equal rights. Martin Luther King Jr Impacted a lot of people lives not just African Americans. The Civil Rights Movement gained attention and respect in most states.
From every mountainside, let freedom ring. And when this happens,. . . when we let it ring from every village and every hamlet, from every state and every city, we will be able to speed up that day when all of God’s children, black men and white men, Jews and Gentiles, Protestants and Catholics, will be able to join hands and sing in the words of the old Negro Spiritual: Free at last!
Jimmie Lee Jackson was a good leader because he was determined for equality. Jackson said, “The voting rights act is not a racial entitlement. It is a critical protection of our right to vote” (“The Martin Luther King Jr. center for nonviolent social change”). Jimmie Lee Jackson felt this act was not for one race to be put above the other, but simply everyone the right to vote. He spoke out and did what he had to do because equality was so important to him.
King’s use of pathos helps him to advances his ideas. King is able to pull to his audience’s hearts by referring to the people who fight for desegregation as heroes. He states how these heroes “will be the James Merediths… old, oppressed, battered Negro women… young high school and college students, young ministers and… their elders” (King 4). King reminds his audience that there are many heroes in the world, and the heroes who fight for segregation will be young and old. King tells his audience they can be heroes, further developing King’s view of a socially free America.
He stood against economic and racial injustice, abhorring the violence it engendered. However, he encouraged change though a peculiar method of leadership. Unlike other famous black activists of the time, Benjamin Mays and Malcom X, King’s goal involved fusing black culture and white culture together in a way that emphasized the best portions of each. But when he rallied people to action, he called them specifically to non-violent action. He was passionate to see the conditions of his people improve, but he was not willing to further the pain that had already carried on too long through slavery and war.
There are countless individuals all around the United States who have grown up hearing about the courageous acts of Martin Luther King Jr. and his fight for civil rights for the colored. It took one determined man to gain followers and help achieve his goal that changed America for the better. King took a stand and used a non violent and peaceful manner to ensure peace in our country. This valiant man impacted our nation by allowing everyone to have a clear view to welcome everyone into society. In other words, King has taught many of us that accepting everyone into society regardless of race, religion or ethnicity is what one should do to show empathy and kindness.