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WHAT IMAGINATIVE JOURNEYS ARE EXPLORED IN I HAVE A DREAM The speech I Have a Dream is an imaginative journey that explores the power of the imagination and its ability to create and teach us about ourselves and our society King takes the responder on an imaginative journey that transports them from their everyday reality and paints a picture of a future society where children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the colour of their skin but by the content of their character and where little black boys and black girls will be able to join hands with little white boys and white girls and walk together as sisters and brothers This journey takes the responder throughout the imagined liberated America to the snow-capped Rockies of Colorado and the curvaceous peaks of California for instance Therefore the journey leads to a vision and achievement allows us to transcend actuality ie racial injustice and can lead to a change in perspective or attitude due its propagandistic nature ie could lead to an inner journey HOW ARE THESE IDEAS CONVEYED Language forms medium features and structures I Have a Dream has a dramatic structure moving from an assessment of black rights and the shortcomings of the Emancipation Proclamation to a forewarning of the problems that will occur if these problems remain ignored forward to a vision of a racially just society and how to make this vision a reality King uses metaphor to throughout all these stages of the journey - the Negro lives on a lonely island of poverty in the midst of a vast ocean of material prosperity the whirlwinds of revolt will continue to shake the foundations of our nation uni the bright day of justice emerges and one dayMississippiwill be transformed into an oasis of freedom and justice To reinforce this structure King blended present tense with an accent towards future
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