How Did Martin Luther King's I Have A Dream Speech

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In 1963 Martin Luther King called for an end to racism, in which he spoke the words "I have a dream". These four words would come to be one of the most famous phrases in America 's history. Martin Luther King, gave the speech to an audience of more than two hundred and fifty thousand supporters of civil rights and the speech was heard throughout the world. He gave this speech during the March to Washington for jobs and freedom, in which he shared his dreams of equality and freedom, which he believed could rise from the hate and slavery in America. Even if slavery had been gone for more then 100 years, African-Americans were still being treated unfair and were not completely free. In his first statement he said, “I am happy to join with you…show more content…
He repeated those four words eight times. This technique is pretty smart because when you hear a word 8 times it´s pretty sure that you will remember the words easily. Another word he repeated was freedom he used this word 20 times in his speech. The reason he used freedom 20 times makes sense, since freedom is one of the primary themes in this speech. He also used nation 10 times and justice 8 times. Another technique he used was metaphors. Metaphors allow you to relate the speech with images and emotions. For example: “The negro lives on a lonely island of poverty in the midst of a vast ocean of material prosperity”. This metaphor shows how Afro-Americans are exposed and have no possibilities to come any further. A lot of his metaphors are taken from the nature. Another metaphor also inspired from the nature is “I have a dream that one day every valley shall be exalted, every hill and mountain shall be made low”. He dreams about a world with no hitches for the
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