The used the oratory tool of repetition

The public speech “I Have a Dream” was given by the
American civil rights activist Martin Luther King Jr on 28th August
1963. Throughout the march he vocals about to bring an end to racism in United
States of America and demands for civil and economic rights. The main idea of
the Martin Luther King’s speech was that he wanted freedom for all
black/negro’s and want equality for all. He envisioned that black and whites
would one day be equal, no matter the color, race, or
religion one belong to, they should be treated equal and with respect. His plan
would later affect the way we live life.

    He uses a topic sentence followed by
evidence and examples. Each section integrates his ideas and advances his
arguments by stating a claim and backing it up with facts and personal
testimonies. For the organization, he uses parallel structure as in the second
paragraph, four consecutive sentences begin with the phrase ‘one hundred years
later”. Each sentence reveals different elements of despair of hardship the
Negros faced: poverty, discrimination and segregation.

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    The tone that was used by Martin Luther
King in his speech was hopefulness along with that the regathering of the risky
and difficult journey individuals of color had gone through in order to reach
at the place and time, after several years after they were promised freedom
with the Emancipation Proclamation. Therefore, in his speech both the darker
tone and hopeful tone was determined. He used
powerful, evocative language to draw emotional connection to his audience

    The transitions in the Martin Luther King’s
speech was on point. He transitioned among the light and dark imagery to
remember all the past sufferings, without dismissing the hope of the better
future. With the using of severe words he reflected terrible times and his
hopeful phrases and words depicted that the pain and sufferings of the
individuals are still remembered and didn’t went in vain.

In the speech, Martin Luther King
used the oratory tool of repetition (anaphora). In one section, he four times
repeats the phrase “One hundred years later” in order to explain the situation
of the Negros in contemporary society, as in, “But one hundred years later, the
Negro still is not free.” The expression recalls the perception that he had
recently made with respect to the signing of the emancipation proclamation
“five score years earlier.”

     In his speech “I have
a dream”, in his conclusion, he discussed regarding few of his objectives for
the nation during the civil rights movement. Martin Luther King also mentioned
about his objectives and also set few of our goals too. He was a remarkable
personality for many individuals, as he is one of the most significant
historical personality of the country at that point.