A Rhetorical Analysis Of I Have A Dream Speech

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Introduction and context about the speech. During the following work I will carry out an exhaustive analysis of the speech of Martin Luther King Jr. “I have a dream…” which is considered the most influential speech of the 20th century. To begin with, it is necessary to situate ourselves in the context. The speech “I have a dream” is a passionate call to put an end to racism in the US and also it is one of the main events of the civil rights movement. Martin Luther King, an African American reverend, delivered his speech on August 28, 1963 to 250.000 people during what is called as March on Washington for jobs and freedom. The speech of Martin Luther King is full of historical, biblical and even mythological references to the formation of the United States. From the point of view of rhetoric, he uses abundantly the literary figure of repetition known as anaphora, being in this case the phrase I have a dream. Also, is important to highlight his ability as a speaker and his facility to reach the hearts of people with a speech in which he accuses the United States of having committed the great sin because of the mistreating of the black race. Speech analysis. First of all, I would like to start analyzing the most general things in the speech as the name of paragraphs, the kind of rhetoric’s figures or repetitive words used as a…show more content…
We must also remember that within the social rights movements themselves there were tendencies that opposed peaceful struggle. However, Luther King distrusted these methods of struggle and was constantly affirmed in the values of peaceful struggle and spiritual strength. For example, Malcom X criticizes the Martin Luther King, accusing him that the speech is not
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