Rhetorical Analysis Of Martin Luther King's Historical Speech

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Martin Luther King, one of the leaders of the Civil Rights Movements, wrote a historical speech “I Have A Dream”(1963) in which he argued that “There will be neither rest nor tranquility in America until the Negro is granted his citizenship.”(102) Martin Luther King provides support for this argument by saying “That all men, yes, black men as well as white men, would be guaranteed the unalienable rights of life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness”, and by using juxtaposition,he states what’s in the historical documents versus what’s actually going on. He uses these rhetorical strategies in order to help gain equal rights for all, justifying civil rights movement and its cause. To prove to his audience who is the U.S government, all American
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