The Rhetorical Analysis Of Martin Luther King's Speech

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Martin Luther King Jr., a minister and social activist, led the Civil Rights Movement in the United States from the mid-1950s until his death by assassination in 1968. He was an advocate for equality between all races and a civil and economic rights Activist. Because of his leadership, bravery and sacrifice to make the world a better place, Martin Luther King was awarded with the Nobel Peace Prize. His incredible public speaking skills and ability to properly get his message across can clearly be scene throughout the speech. Tone: Dr. King delivered his speech at the university of Oslo in Oslo Norway in front of a large group of people. The speech was given in a very serious and informative tone. It can be said that throughout King 's speech, he has mixed emotions receiving the award in “celebration”. Throughout the speech, he makes it clear that he is accepting the award of behalf of everyone who stands up for human rights and acceptects the award on a world stage to raise awareness of the issues that the world face. …show more content…

Analysis: He first begins his speech with raising awareness and not shying away from the vulgar and disturbing actions of hatred that were allowed at the time. He does not shy away from using the word “death”, which for obvious reasons, has a negative connotation associated with it. He continues the speech by addressing the issues that the world is currently facing. He addresses 3 main issues of war, racial segregation and injustices and

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