Mlk Dichotomy Speech Rhetorical Analysis

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In 1963 Martin Luther King Jr wrote a speech beginning with a reference to the Emancipation Proclamation, King discusses of the historical roots beneath black America’s struggle for full equality. People of color have been oppressed for too long. Dr. King use of dichotomy through figurative language alludes alludes the reader of the dark and light path a person of color endeavors. This heavy emphasis on light and dark, as well as dichotomy throughout the speech introduces the crucial times those of color had to go through, thus giving King the ability to empower his speech and get his message about freedom for those of color. Throughout the passages dichotomy is silents, but this does not mean it does not have importance when being used in the speech. The dichotomy King uses displays the separation that is still in place between the races. By using contrast dichotomy King is able to widen his range of audience, not only reaching those who concur the same opinion he had, but also those who …show more content…
These words keep in mind the negative output separation between races and injustice towards one race. King’s harsh words reflected horrific times, while his hopeful words and phrases, by comparison, let people know that the pain of the past was not forgotten, and that it was also not in vain. After so many years of struggle and oppression a new era was to be delineated for all people.
Martin Luther King, Jr. inspired to make a difference, thus creating better future by bringing racial injustice to an end. He articulates the content to action, to take a step towards change, using rhetorical devices to sparks a flare of hope within his