Work Title: “I have A Dream Speech”
Author/Artist: Martin Luther King Perspective:
Type of Work: Speech
Citation Information: Jr., Martin Luther King. “I Have a Dream.” 18 Nov 2008. American Rhetoric.
“I am not unmindful that some of you have come here out of great trials and tribulations. Some of you have come fresh from narrow jail cells”“No, no, we are not satisfied, and we will not be satisfied until justice rolls down like waters and righteousness like a mighty stream.”"We.""I Have a Dream"“But one hundred years later, the Negro still is not free. One hundred years later, the life of the Negro is still sadly crippled by the manacles of segregation and the chains of discrimination”“This note was a promise that all men, yes, black men as well as white men, would be guaranteed the unalienable rights of life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.”"Let us not seek to satisfy our thirst for freedom by drinking from the cup of bitterness and hatred."“Now is the time to make justice a reality for all of God's children.”“I say to you today, my friends, so even though we face the difficulties of today and tomorrow, I still have a dream. It is a dream deeply rooted in the American dream.”“And when this happens, when we allow freedom to ring, when we let it ring from every village and every hamlet, from every state and every city, we will be able to speed up that day when all of God's children, black men and white men, Jews and Gentiles, Protestants and Catholics, will be able to join hands and sing in the words of the old Negro spiritual”
| * Brings about a sense of unity between him and his audience. It demonstrates that Dr. King understands the injustices that his fellow protestors have endured. * Dr. King's audience is inspired by him and believes that he will do everything he says because he is one of them. He is saying that they will never give up until they achieve what they are striving for. Makes his...
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