Analysis Of Martin Luther King 's ' I Have A Dream '

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The title of Martin Luther King’s speech “I Have a Dream” begins by portraying the voiced hope for the oppressed black community who has lived under oppression. In the first sentence of King’s speech “Let us not wallow in the valley of despair, I say to you today, my friends,” he speaks to the people in a tone of encouragement, to not drown and lose faith, and by calling them “my friends”. King opens the speech stating a close relationship between him and the thousands of people whom he spoke in front of, immediately making them no longer strangers but a group of people that are united. In the second stance by utilizing “even though we face the difficulties of today and tomorrow,” King includes himself with the black community as one; pointing out to the crowd that they will overcome the obstacles that oppress them today and those that will rise tomorrow. Moreover, after stating “I still have a dream,” he informs the people that regardless of the struggles, his hopes for this desired change still prevail. The words “deeply rooted” are used to specify that the so-called “American Dream” of equality, freedom and justice; which is only a mere fantasy in this dream of equality for all. Even though, this nation does not stand by the “true meaning” of their system of beliefs, that “all men are created equal,” King remains hopeful that society will be viewed as one despite of the racial differences of society. When King specifically chooses “the red hills of Georgia” and “the…
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