Rhetorical Analysis Of Martin Luther King Junior's I Have A Dream Speech

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There is a disagreement in society. It is a disagreement and an argument that has been continuing for many generations, and will continue for many generations after this one. It is a disagreement of oppression, a disagreement of injustice, a disagreement of racial discrimination. This disagreement had been discussed, and argued as well as against it has even been written about. In Martin Luther King Junior’s ‘I have a dream speech’ this racial disagreement is discussed and spoken about in front of thousands of people and became one of the most referenced and influential speeches in history. However what exactly makes this speech so notable and referred to as rhetoric? Rhetoric is defined as “the ability, in each case, to see all of the available means of persuasion.” It is also used to resolve disputes, and was used in Ancient Greece when there was a disagreement among people was to high to help make the best decision. Which is exactly what Martin Luther King uses to I have a dream for. He is trying to unite the people using his words as his power to resolve the conflict that exists in society. One of the main reasons that this is referred to as a rhetoric is the fact that it was written by Martin Luther King in an intellectual and inventive way not just for the…show more content…
Martin Luther King convinced his audience to stand up and fight for their rights; he used persuasion in a strategic way to up rise African Americans not only in the audience that day but across America into today. By using multiple emotive words, analogies and figurative language he created a beautiful persuasive Rhetoric speech that will be studied and referenced for years to come without disagreement there would be no conflict, and no real opportunity to gather people the way he did and influence people the way he did. This is obviously one of the best rhetoric speeches known in
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