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Martin Luther King Jr is a well-known person in history He is know for his work in civil rights and is known for his I Have a Dream Speech Kings speech not only change history for the black community it gave hope to black through out the world Kings speech was so successful because he was able to arouse his audience to their feet and get them mad at society In his speech he uses different types of language One type is from Burk and Burk called charging of language This is using strong powerful words to influence a listeners opinion Another type of language he uses is called glittering generalities which is the use of words to make a listener agree with what the speaker has said Finally King uses argumentum ad populum which is to tell an audience what they want to hear Kings speech uses all of these types of language to tell his fellow Negros how they have been promised things and not received them and the life they live should be better because of thisMartin Luther King Jr opened his I Have a Dream speech by mentioning the Emancipation Proclamation He tries to set the stage that Negros have been lied to and the lives they live were promised to be better than what they are When referring to the Emancipation Proclamation he states this decree came as a great beacon light of hope to millions of Negro slaves who had been seared in the flames of withering injustice Yet after one hundred years later the Negro is still not free The lives of Negros are still tortured by todays society He goes on to say how all the Negros because of the Declaration of Independence were promised life liberty and the pursuit of happiness Again the Negro was lied to by society King then says to his listeners America has given the Negro people a bad check a check
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