Similarities Between Martin Luther King Jr And Patrick Henry

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“My country ‘tis of thee, sweet land of liberty, of thee I sing. Land where my fathers died, land of the pilgrims pride, from every mountainside, let freedom ring.” The “I Have a dream” speech and the “Speech to the Virginia Convention” or the “Give me Liberty or Give me Death” speech are pieces of text with metaphors,repetition, reference and advanced language to explicate the fault or meaning of their situation. Both Martin Luther King Jr. and Patrick Henry have a way of informing their audience the way they are living currently living is unfair and their society should make a change. On the other hand, Martin Luther King is using non violence for equality and to stop segregation while Patrick Henry is telling his speech for liberty and freedom from Great Britain. Both passages use alike persuasive techniques, but these quotes specifically one of the different examples. “Mr. President, it is natural to man to indulge in the illusions of hope.” Patrick Henry used a metaphor for negotiation and petitions that Great Britain …show more content…

King and Patrick Henry’s message is the complete opposite of each others.Patrick Henry remonstrated, Yet Great Britain won’t leave America alone. Patrick henry said,” If we wish to be free...we must fight!” This purpose of this quote is just negotiation isn’t working and they need to fight. Nothing else is working so fighting is the only working option. Dr. King’s purpose to this speech is to get out the word that the people need to fight with nonviolence. “We must not allow our creative protest to degenerate into physical violence.” Martin Luther King is famous for fighting for equality using non violence.In this quote Martin is saying he doesn’t want ot bring war into this situation. These two purposes contrast because Patrick is using war and violence and Dr. King is using non violent protest and

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