King's Allusion In I Have A Dream Speech

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2. The phrase “five score years ago” is an allusion to the event that happened 100 years ago from the date, which is 1963. The event, which occured in 1863, was the Emancipation Proclamation, which freed all black slaves from the slave owners. This allusion gave Dr. King a strong start to his speech, as he uses the date as a stepping stone to approach the topic of racial injustice that Negroes are facing in America.
3. King’s allusions to the Declaration of Independence and the Bible occur as follows; “When the architects of our republic wrote the magnificent words of the Constitution and the Declaration of Independence, they were signing a promissory note to which every American was to fall heir”, and “I have a dream that one day every valley shall be exalted, every hill and mountain shall be made low, the rough places will be made
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An example of a simile in the I Have a Dream speech is ‘No, no, we are not satisfied, and we will not be satisfied until justice rolls down like waters and righteousness like a mighty stream.
7. This method of King’s would be very effective in the speech because it brings up the past cruelties that African Americans had to face in the past. King was making the inference that even though African Americans had reached freedom, the people around them treat them as though they are horses that have just been let out of the stable, but are still surrounded by fences, which as the restrictions that society have placed upon them.
8.Two examples of anaphoras in the I Have a Dream speech are the third paragraph, which repeats the words “one hundred years” throughout the paragraph, and the words “let freedom ring”, which are present in the last few sentences of the speech.
9. Two possible effects that the repetition of the phrase “I have a dream” could have on King’s audience is that his inspirational words could thus inspire others, and they could also help people to write their own speeches, using King as a base for their own

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