Rhetorical Analysis Of Dr. Martin Luther King's I Have A Dream

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In his 1963 speech, “I Have A Dream”, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. asserts that now is the time to conquer racial inequality and it can be done neither alone nor through hate. Martin Luther King, Jr. begins his speech where the freedom began- The Emancipation Proclamation. The slaves were freed, but have those empty promises of the constitution been fulfilled? Segregation, as well as subconscious discrimination, have deprived even the free man of their unalienable rights. In paragraphs four through six, a metaphor for cashing the check of freedom was used. Dr. King believes the check is neither bad nor is the bank of justice bankrupt. He urges supporters and naysayers alike that this is not the end, but a beginning that won't halt until justice

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