The message Martin Luther King was trying to convey was that the black community deserved the same rights as their fellow Americans regardless of race. He mentions that the forefathers had been “signing a promissory note to which every American was to fall heir.” when they were writing the Declaration of Independence. King uses many strongly worded metaphors and similes that help paint a picture in one’s mind. The idea that the black community had “bad checks” and “insufficient funds” was an interesting way to put their current situation into perspective. The African Americans had been under extreme segregation and oppressed rule. They had almost no rights as a human in some of the states, even though they were promised this in The Declaration. Dr. King was trying to connect this idea in his speech and was definitely successful. Some examples he gives are that the Nation has “vaults of wealth” or vaults of freedom and the African American community deserved to cash in on the riches. He demands that the black community be given access to those freedoms. Dr. King does not however call on the African American community to take up arms and have a militancy, he encourages them through peace and Dr. King’s words are most definitely some powerful peace keeping words. Along with his descriptive phrases he also uses the power of repetition. In the final lines of his speech he starts his sentences with “I have a dream” and “Let freedom ring”. This repetition is powerful because it…
Reflection on Methods Tasks
October 5, 2012
English I Honors
I have learned there are many things that orators do to make the speech they are giving
understandable, connectable, and memorable. Dr. Martin Luther King’s speech is a great
example of a really well written and powerful speech. King used things like chronological order,
anaphoras, and allusions to make his speech stronger. He used the chronological order to make
the listeners feel more connected…
Stephen Edwin King is an American author of suspense, horror, sci-fi and fantasy books. He was born on 21st September 1947 in Portland, Maine. His father Donald King was a sea merchant and mother Nellie Ruth was a housewife. His father abandoned the family when he was little. After that, the family decided to settle in Stratford, Connecticut, but returned to Maine when he was eleven. According to his family, King saw his friend being hit by a train and dying although he does not recall the…
Gloucester sets out to find food, leaving the king and his party in a farmhouse next to the castle.
The Fool and Edgar take part in Lear's mock trial of Regan and Goneril. Gloucester enters and reveals that he has learned of a plot to kill the king. The group prepares to take Lear to Dover, where friends can come to his aid.
Edmund's gibberish about foul fiends certainly fits both Edgar and Lear's circumstances, since both have been victims of deceit and wickedness. Once…
surreptitiously removed the other woman’s child from her arms and replaced it with the dead one”.ii
* King Solomon’s judgment was to “divide” the baby in half and give each women half of the body (1Kings 3:24).
* This revealed the “deceiver”; the actual mother of the baby was “willing to give up her child in order to save him,” while “the deceiver” let him cut the baby.ii
* His wisdom in speech is shown directly in the judgment, and “truth exposed and…
Stephen King, often referred to as the master of horror has had numerous thrilling novels and short stories published since 1967, when he was 20 years old. He was born in Portland, Maine in 1947 and was raised by his mother alongside his older brother from early childhood. King attended University of Maine for college and graduated in 1970. He graduated with a bachelors degree in English and was qualified to teach on the high school level. Not long after he graduated, King got married to…
1st Character – King Lear
• He wants to be treated as the king but doesn’t want to do his duties as a king anymore.
• “Which of you shall we say doth love us most?” – he presumes Cordellia will “please” him and say she loves him more than her sisters.
• Lear becomes mad, as the story develops.
• He is 1
• He becomes insane
• He is stubborn, like a child
• He does have better standards though.
• He understands that he is weak; he realizes he is very small in the world and becomes…
Presentation by: Alexandra Unger
• King Lear was written by William Shakespear in
1605, between his plays Orthello and Macbeth.
The setting is based upon the eighth century.
• This play was based on a lawsuit that happened
before King Lear was written. Three sisters tried to
declare their father mentally insane so they all
could take control of their fathers wealth.
• One main juxtaposition throughout the play that is
well seen is the loyalty and…
Burger King: An International Success
Burger King: An International Success
When one thinks of the flame-broiled burgers that Burger King specializes in, one thinks of an All-American treat that can only be appreciated as an American specialty. However, this has not stopped entities such as Burger King from taking their American classics global. Burger King, like many other companies, has taken on the challenges of global expansion. There are many challenges that…
Lionel Logue and King George VI have a very unusual friendship, and Jason Donovan and Raymond Coulthard displayed their surprisingly close relationship very well. Because Lionel is only a therapist, and George is the King, their friendship is very hesitant at first but Donovan and Coulthard show how the unlikely pair develop into close friends. Their friendship is tested by their wives (who seem to have a mutual dislike for each other) and other elements, as well as George’s problem with speech…