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

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The “I have a dream speech” by Martin Luther King Jr. given on 28th August, 1963 is one of the most acclaimed speeches in the history of US. The speech resonates in people’s minds and is a testimony of King Jr’s appeal to the crowds and his ability to lead people. The speech has been recorded in US history as a significant moment. The recordings of the speech are found online and the irrepressible energy in the voice of King Jr. reminds of the days when the Negroes were fighting for an equal status. Throughout the speech, King has used the power of his rhetoric to win loud applauds from the crowd. The energy and euphoria in the crowd is more than visible and shows that King was able to move crowds with his ideas and his voice and it is why…show more content…
In fact it is counted among the most prominent speeches delivered by one of the leaders of the civil rights movement. The aim of the civil rights movement was to win equal status for the blacks in US as the whites. King in his speech speaks of Nero power and of equality and his rights. He speaks of his dream when he will see whites and blacks living in the same society with an equal status and when the Negroes will be granted their rightful freedom. The most important thing that hits anyone’s mind while hearing King’s speech is his repeated use of the phrase “I have a dream”. “I have a dream that one day on the red hills of Georgia,”. Again he says, “I have a dream that one day even the state of Mississippi,”. In this way, he repeats the phrase multiple times to indicate the power of his dreams. King Jr. delivered a powerful speech on that day which moved people around the nation. The way he uses his rising and falling voice and his strength to deliver his views to the crowd makes it highly impressive as well as emphatic. His ability to influence lies in his voice and his style which made the crowd grow euphoric as well as made the speech most acclaimed in US
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