Rhetoric In Dr. Martin Luther King's I Have A Dream Speech

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The freedom of slaves King’s speech has been known as a masterpiece of rhetoric. One rhetorical device that King used is repetition. There are many examples that show repetition but the most common example in the speech is “I have a dream” that shows different aspects of King’s vision of rhetorical harmony. As learnt in class, Kairos shows opportunity, time and place. The speech was so powerful because of its kairos. In one of the sections, King repeated the phrase “one hundred years later” This is one of the main Kairos that is used more than once to show that one hundred years after the freedom, Americans still had not shown respect to each other.
For instance, Dr.Martin’s speech was very relevant during the civil rights when the United States fought for the rights of African
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King’s “I Have a Dream” Speech It is an awesome assumption to state that almost everyone has heard Dr. Martin Luther King’s “I have a Dream” speech. It is also secure to presume that almost everyone has been moved, or persuaded, by it. It is generally given that the speech and the people have exceeded fabulous state, and it could be asserted that both the man and his speech will be immortal. Yet, it is not clear to most people who Dr. King was a master of rhetorical persuasion. Dr. King went to Morehouse College in Atlanta and graduated with a B.A. in Sociology. He also graduated from Crozer Theological Seminary with a Bachelor of Divinity. He earned the status of a Doctor of Philosophy at Boston University. Thus, it is precious to approach the speech in discussion as an action of rhetoric meant to persuade the receivers to trust in the content and to change the receiver’s attitudes, habits, and behaviors. Furthermore, as an educated man with a respectable and essential purpose driving him, it is once again secure to suppose that Dr. King was aiming at the maximum level of communication, to improve the general state of humanistic

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