Martin Luther King Jr.

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I. Martin Luther King Jr wanted unity.

1. Dr. King wanted people of all races to work and live together in peace

2. Dr. King considered us all as brothers and sisters

3. Dr. King wanted all children regardless of race to be able to play together

II. Martin Luther King Jr was able to address everyone equally.

1. Dr. King had amazing confidence when it came to addressing people who thought he was beneath him.

2. Dr. King also addressed everyone as “we” and “our”, making everyone feel connected.

III. Martin Luther King Jr was a peaceful man.

1. Dr. King wanted to make everyone aware of how ill-treated they were without being violent and causing problematic uprisings.

2. Dr. King’s goal was to put the government on the spot by bringing up the Emancipation Proclamation and how the Negro still was not free 100 years later.

Sherry Ritchey

ENGL 112

Mrs. Samuell

14 February 2011

Dr. King’s Speech

Martin Luther King Jr was born in Atlanta, Georgia on the 15th of January 1929. He was a preacher, activist and the top leader in the African American civil rights movement. He is repeatedly presented as a heroic and brave leader in the modern history of American liberalism. Martin Luther King Jr is most well-known for his speech known as “I have a dream”. It is about not being segregated or discriminated against and to have equal rights between all people of our nation, whether they are black or white or red. Dr. King intended to draw in both white and black audiences through his unforgettable speech. Today it is known as one of the greatest speeches in history.

Martin Luther King Jr used many rhetorical devices in his speech. The main rhetorical device used during the speech is repetition. In many different sections he repeats multiple different sentences to emphasize and to help people understand what he is trying to convey to them. He repeats phrases...
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