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Martin Luther King jr and Jonathan Swift both persuasive writers and speakers write for a very similar purpose they wish to free the oppressed It is interesting that they induce their audience in practically opposite ways King condemns the oppressors spreading the message of hope to the oppressed while Swift uses more of the reverse psychology approach In Kings I have a dream speech because of his diverse audience he sends out somewhat of a mixed tone He firmly rebukes those who would treat others unfairly while encouraging and uplifting those who would stand for justice His speech is strewn with detailed metaphors such as his bank of justice vaults of opportunity and bad check which prove in no uncertain terms that the Negro population has been cheated the manacles of segregation and the chains of discrimination make obvious his disdain for inequality When speaking to or about those who would judge others because of the color of their skin King uses a very accusatory diction in order to challenge his audience to make a change King then alludes to the declaration of independence to validate his argument Finally King ends his speech with a strong yet compassionate message of hope and freedom He plainly states that the time is near when the United States will be a land of peace and equality Then gives a few final examples not only of the simplicity of equality but of the promising outcome Altogether King makes a strong argument for his cause Swift uses a different yet equally effective approach He begins his essay A Modest Proposal not by introducing his proposal but by naming all the atrocities happening in Ireland that would be solved by his proposal Swifts suggestion is that parents who are unable to support their children should sell them for to be made into food and clothing This mock-serious intro and his detailed and calculated proposition so shock and disgust the mind that
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