Martin Luther King Let Freedom Ring Essay

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Martin Luther King Jr. a baptist minister and civil rights activist led the Civil Rights Movement on August 28, 1963 on the steps of the very Lincoln memorial in Washington D.C. He led the movement with his famous “I have a dream” speech which has become one of the most powerful speeches to this day. Martin led the movement throughout America, his speech had a powerful message and persuaded african americans to take action and be heard. Martin Luther King Jr. used literary devices such as metaphors and similes to draw in and keep his audience. MLK uses a metaphor, a figure of speech in which a word or phrase is applied to an object or action to which it is not literally applicable without using like or as. In paragraph 5 the metaphor “Now…show more content…
An example of an anaphora used by Martin Luther King Jr. is the constant repetition of the phrase “Let freedom ring…” the phrase is used 9 times throughout the paper (used in paragraphs 22-29.) The phrase signifies that the idea of freedom shall flourish from the west coast to the east coast and the south. Freedom shall ring from everywhere in this nation and together we shall get along, the idea of freedom should apply to all no matter what race or what your skin color is. Leading up to this point Martin is convincing those who are discriminated against to fight for freedom, to take action for what they deserve and when we do let freedom ring from everywhere in this nation we will finally get along. The “I have a dream speech” given by Martin Luther King Jr. in 1963 played a major step in inspiring a generation of African Americans to never give up. King’s use of metaphors, similes and anaphoras have made his speech a masterpiece and a key ingredient to persuading african americans to fight for what they deserve. The moving content of King’s speech helped shape America to what it is today and taught us not to judge one by the color of their
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