Repetition In I Have A Dream Speech Essay

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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. Through his speech, King, is not only trying to establish black men’s rights but he’s trying to emphasize how all Americans, all the population, is involved in this injustice, regardless of skin color, religions or even homosexuality. Throughout King’s speech he never refers to himself as "I" instead he consistently uses the word "we", therefore, further establishing his notion of equality. Unity is only accomplished by communities accepting each…show more content…
King’s repetitive use of the statement "I have a dream" is a symbol of belief. His, “I have a dream”, speech inspired others to join him in the fight against racism. King’s belief that racism must come to an end and that no one should be judged by their race, sex, nationality, or religion, is the reason why his speech, “I have a dream” is memorable. The repetition of the words “I have a dream” throughout the speech is another reason why King’s speech is remembered by the people. Martin Luther King’s use of the word "Dream" is a symbol of hope, that people will end racism, because "they" the “people” have that
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