Rhetorical Analysis Of I Have A Dream By Martin Luther King Jr.

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“Let freedom ring.” Freedom is all something we all value in life; unfortunately, it wasn’t just handed to all of us. In “I Have a Dream,” Martin Luther King Jr. tries to convince all of America that everyone should be treated with equality. This address is very compelling because it uses tone, repetition, and allusion to convey a point using both compassion and power. The first paragraph references to the Declaration of Independence and our unalienable rights as Americans, trying to argue his point. Next, MLK uses a great amount of wisdom to show that his people are in need of aid from the powers of our country. Finally, he demonstrates emphasis to strengthen his point even further. No speech can be complete without an emotional tie to a historical event, and that is exactly what Martin Luther King Jr. did best. The leader of equality himself alludes to our nation’s prosperity and power, arguing that we must be altogether in this effort. “Five score years ago, a great American, in whose symbolic shadow we stand today, signed the Emancipation Proclamation. This momentous decree came as a great beacon light of hope to millions of Negro slaves who had been seared in the flames of withering injustice” (King). This paragraph of his speech was very effective because it made some of the…show more content…
He confronted the unmistakable issues of the lack of equality, along with our unalienable rights as Americans. The references to the Emancipation Proclamation and Declaration of Independence not only made us take his side, but also tear up because of our selfishness as human beings. Not only should people recapitulate this revolutionary moment in history, but also to fight for what you believe in. Stand up for yourself and others. Be the next bringer of justice. Be the next Martin Luther King Junior, and “Let freedom
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