“I HAVE A DREAM” by MARTIN LUTHER KING
Martin Luther king was an afro-American born in Atlanta (1929). Most of his life was dedicated to the struggle against races discrimination. We can define Martin Luther King as a pacifist who fought for peace and the equality of the human rights, a dreamer who fight for a better world and an apostle of justice. During the 1950s and 1960s he dedicated the most time of his life to abolish the differences between whites and blacks; this is to say, to end up with racism and to establish the same rights for everybody. In 1963 he did a speech defending their thoughts of equality and peace around the world. It was in Washington, the capital of United States. It was a touching discourse and an amount of people were supporting him. The speech was called “I have a dream” in which I am going to analyze a part of it, focusing on his idyllic model of society. During the speech, Martin Luther king repeated eight times “I have a dream” this was just one of the eight occurrences of anaphora in the speech. Repeating is a way to emphasize phrases in order to catch the public’s attention. His messages were reproduced in a metaphorical way and his thoughts were very optimistic “We will be able to speed up that day when all God’s children, black men and white men, Jews and Gentiles, Protestants and Catholics, will be able to join hands” (1963: 150-152). As we see, although the racial discrimination that was evident in that time, he saw a light of hope for changing the society. He supported the statement that there could not be differences between races because all the mankind has been created with the same rights. Therefore, his dream was to create a world with justice and specially, the reconciliation of blacks and whites. “I have a dream that one day this nation will rise up and live out the true meaning of its creed: we hold these truths to be self-evident: that all men are created equal”( 1963: 97-99). He wished that all the citizens of...
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