Metaphors In I Have A Dream Speech

The speech “I have a dream” by Martin Luther King was delivered to a massive group of civil rights marchers on the day of August 28,1963. Within King's speech there was a point he was trying to get through to not only blacks but also white people, Jews, Gentiles, Protestants, and Catholics. The idea that Martin was trying to get across was that everyone should have rights of equality no matter what race. Throughout his speech, he gets this message sent mainly by using metaphors and allusions. I support Dr.King’s argument in his speech, “I Have A Dream” because of the positive idea that it's sending and the way that he shows images in his words when using metaphors.

In Martin Luther King speech he uses a metaphor to describe the blacks living
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“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.” He indicates that the intelligent people who knew about law gave everyone equal rights in this country.

Martin Luther King sees the his people rebelling as the key to their bright day of freedom.“The whirlwinds of revolt will continue to shake the foundations of our nation until the bright day of justice emerges.” King claims that revolting is like a strong wind that will change their way to freedom. His quote also encouraged and pushed people to change the way they think about their lives, to be able to succeed to a brighter future.

The reason why Martin used analogies in his speech is because he was a master of using metaphors to make his points in his speech clearer. Another thing other than equality that the speech “I have a dream” was recognized for was being known as a “goldmine” full of metaphors. When Martin used allusions, it helped him support his argument of civil rights by showing clearer imagery. Overall, the speech’s usage of allusions and metaphors helped people then and today create a better illustration and appearance to a brighter

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