The American Dream Speech Analysis

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The next speech is Kings Nobel Peace Prize acceptance speech. While giving his speech King admitted that he questioned why the civil rights movement had received the award when it had not yet won the peace aspect of the award. Overall the speech was very inspiring with king saying, “I accept the Nobel Prize for Peace at a moment when 22 million Negroes of the United States of America are engaged in a creative battle to end the long night of racial injustice. I accept this award on behalf of a civil rights movement which is moving with determination and a majestic scorn for risk and danger to establish a reign of freedom and a rule of justice."(USA today). In this speech King made it clear that he was devoted to ending racial injustice. Lastly, The American Dream is a speech that is unrecognized but still important. This speech was given to address the failure to honor the promise of equal liberty for all. He got the audience’s attention by channeling the symbolic meaning of the song ‘My Country tis of Thee’. For example, King “Envisioning an America whose children could all sing with new and true meaning the proud claim “sweet land of liberty” in its namesake hymn, he brought his speech to its unforgettable crescendo with his refrain: “I have a dream”—a dream not apart from or against, but rather of, from, and for America—“a dream deeply rooted in the American dream.”(Myers).
Referring back to I’ve Been to the Mountaintop, King grabbed the audience by diving right into the
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