“I Have a Dream…” On August 28th 1963, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. gave his infamous “I Have a Dream…” speech in from of the Lincoln Memorial. His speech addresses civil rights and the struggles of racial diversity and equality. His speech highlights his main points of his speech while using analogies that the common American could understand. He uses historical facts and events to help administer his point. He also uses beautiful language to illustrate his points, making his speech memorable. He also articulated his speech so that people could hear the important notes. All this made his speech one of the greatest speeches in American history. In Dr. Martin Luther King’s speech, he uses analogies that everyone would now like, “In a sense we’ve come to our nation's capital to cash a check.” Probably all American’s have had to cash in checks and all know the process that goes with it. They would also understand what Dr. Martin Luther King means when he discusses the “insufficient funds.” Throughout his speech, he used these analogies so the common American could understand his point. He wanted not only for the black people to understand but also the white people. He wanted to use a common everyday task so people could be able to understand. He used historical facts to back up his analogies and points like Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation and the creation of the Declaration of Independence and Constitution. He also explained what these events were and what they signify for everyone in terms of their civil rights and freedom. He also makes allusions like with “Five score years ago…” which refers to Lincoln’s Gettysburg address and “Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness…” which refers to the United States Declaration of Independence. Dr. Martin Luther King also uses beautiful language to direct his points. It is in simple enough terms for everyone to understand and completely comprehend but it is also orchestrated so that it was memorable and the words stuck with people. His words were so eloquently put that people know them without even hearing the speech its self like, “I have a dream… I have a dream where…” and “Let freedom ring…” These phrases have become engrained in our society and are mostly known to all. These were iconic phrases and will remain so. We know these phrases were met to be iconic due to the repetition of them. These are his main points. He wants freedom for all; it is his dream for America. He always repeated key words that express the theme of his speech and his purpose like, “freedom”, “we”, “our”, and “dream”. Also, how Dr. Martin Luther King delivers the speech, also is memorable. The emotion in his voice is unmistakable to anyone who hears it and it…
Eng 101 C02
February 9th 2015
At the “March on Washington rev. Martin Luther King gave a speech called “I Have A Dream...” to many citizens. Rev. Martin Luther King believed that this day was going to be “... the greatest demonstration for freedom in the history of our nation.” In Martin Luther Kings speech he refers to the Emancipation Proclamation which was to free the slaves. Even though the Emancipation Proclamation was supposed to free the slaves…
I have a Dream
By: Kelsey Kaiser
I have a dream that one day everyone will have enough to keep them full and no one will go to bed hungry. One day there will be enough food for everyone and enough programs to help the starving that even homeless and poor people will have enough food. This would help people have better lives because overcoming hunger is like getting over a giant wall in your way. It’s one less problem to have to worry about. One day people who live in poverty won’t be starving…
I have a dream to no longer be self-conscious about myself. Every day millions of teenagers go to school feeling upset about the way they are and look. I wish I could change that because the feeling is terrible and self-consciousness puts you down when you try to do your best. Not being confident about the way you look happens a lot and can bring your self-esteem down. It causes you not to stand out and interact with others; it makes you feel embarrassed about the way you look. Being self-conscious…
The Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.'s 'I Have a Dream' speech is among the most acclaimed in U.S. history, and the 50th anniversary this week of the March on Washington where he delivered it highlights the speech's staying power.
His soaring close "to let freedom ring" still resonates today and inspires those who are moved by his dream.
He began with: "I am happy to join with you today in what will go down in history as the greatest demonstration for freedom in the history of our nation.
trip to London from Oxford University where I was earning some graduate
credits one summer, a young man, obviously fresh from a pub, spotted me and as
if struck by inspiration went down on his knees in the aisle. With both hands over
his heart he broke into an Irish tenor's rendition of "Maria" from West Side Story.
My politely amused fellow passengers gave his lovely voice the round of gentle
applause it deserved. Though I was not quite as amused, I managed my version of
an English smile: no…
I Have a Dream – Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Please read each question carefully and answer in full sentences. Keep in mind that each question has a grammar/mechanics component worth 2 marks.
“It is obvious today that America has defaulted on this promissory note, insofar as her citizens of color are concerned. Instead of honoring this sacred obligation, America has given the Negro people a bad check, a check which has come back marked "insufficient funds."
But we refuse to…
“I Have a Dream”
Martin Luther King Jr. was a leader in the Civil Rights Movement. On August 28, 1963, in Washington, Martin Luther King Jr. gave his famous speech, “I Have a Dream.” In front of an interracial crowd of over 200,000 people, Dr. King uplifted the crowd with his emotional and powerful speech. After reading and researching the speech I learned that Martin Luther King Jr. was paying homage to Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address. King’s speech also implores to the Declaration of Independence…
Dr. King’s speech, I feel, is organized in a strategic organization structure. I believe this is because his speech is organized in a way to mention or bring out things that open people’s eyes, raise awareness and cause change. He says it in a way that makes people want and desire change. And this change just wasn’t wanted by the African American’s at the time; with his passion and energy, he made every American want change. And it worked, because he just didn’t have an audience of African…
‘I have a Dream’ – Critical Response Essay
How does ‘I have a Dream’ By Martin Luther King conform to, or deviate from, the conventions of a persuasive speech, and for what purpose?
I have chosen the question “How does the text conform to, or deviate from, the conventions of a particular genre, and for what purpose?” I have decided to analyse Martin Luther King’s classic Civil Rights Movement…