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Analysis of I Have A Dream On August 28th 1963 Martin Luther King Jr gave a speech entitled I Have A Dream His politically charged words pertained to the oppression of African Americans and their present and future roll in society This oration was essential to the Civil Rights Movement in that without Kings compelling speech his opinions of equality could not have reached the masses Through his ingenious manipulation of language King is able to emotionally affect many people who otherwise would have ignored his words seeing that he was colored Using stories unrelated to color to speak of race specific descriptions to enhance meaning and give validity to typically vague terminology and allowing the words of others to speak for him King delivered a speech of passion and emotion that is to this day a pillar of freedom in this country King was able to break race barriers and affect both African Americans and Caucasians emotionally through analogy Thoughts and words not based directly in a questionable or controversial manner can be universally applicable a lonely island of poverty in the midst of a vast ocean of material prosperity King 2 A point illustrated in this manner can be easily visualized without being clouded by prejudice King uses the parody of a bank to make his point clear without wallowing in a literal blame game America has given the Negro people a bad check a check which has come back marked insufficient funds But we refuse to believe that the bank of justice is bankrupt King 4 Where white people would stereotypically believe themselves to be above African Americans they can both relate to banks and islands thus putting them on an even plane and allowing them to receive ideas openly Another way King builds emotion during I Have A Dream is his quoting of My Country Tis of Thee A truly American song and something everyone both black
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