Soufiane Nour Segovia English 102 5 April 2011 I Have a Dream The civil rights leader Martin Luther King, Jr. delivered his famous “I Have a Dream” speech during the March on Washington in 1963. In this powerful and inspirational speech, King uses allusions and repetition to convey his message of how America has “defaulted” (2710) on its promise to its citizens…
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King claims that America has defaulted on this promise—an example of logos within his speech. Furthermore, he uses pathos and logos to effectively appeal to the audiences. King’s repetition of the phrase “I have a dream” is intended to emphasize his dream of equality for African Americans. To that end, within his speech King incorporates metaphors and vivid imagery in the hopes that even a place like Mississippi, “a state sweltering with the heat of injustice … [and] oppression, will be transformed into an oasis of freedom and justice” (2712). Martin Luther King, Jr. attended segregated schools in Georgia. In 1948, he received his Bachelor’s of Arts from Morehouse College. After study theology at the Crozer Theological Seminary in Pennsylvania, he enrolled at Boston University, where he received his doctorate. In Boston he met his wife, Coretta Scott. In 1954 King became the pastor of Dexter Avenue Baptist Church in Montgomery, Alabama. At this time he was a member of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP). King was always an advocate of civil rights, and in December 1955 he became the leader of the first nonviolent Negro demonstration, the bus boycott in Montgomery that lasted 382 days.
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