Martin Luther King's Speech And I Have A Dream Speech Analysis

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Martin Luther King’s “I Have a Dream” speech and King George VI’s wartime speech are equally well-written and spoken, while both having distinctive presentations, type of speech, and effect on society.
The first comparison between “I Have a Dream” speech and the King’s wartime speech is that they served for different situations and how Marin Luther King’s delivery was more powerful. The purpose of MLK’s speech was to call for the end racism in America to push for Civil Rights. In doing so, MLK’s presentation took place at the Lincoln Monument Memorial and was presented in front of approximately 250,000 Civil Rights supporters. “I Have a Dream” speech touched the audience’s heart and moved them emotionally. On the other hand, King George VI needed to announce Britain’s entry into World War Two, thus he had to introduce an official declaration of war. When the King presented his speech, he did not have a physical audience. Instead, he had the entire British Empire to broadcast his speech over the radio. King George VI recited his speech in a peaceful environment, in a quiet room with only his speech therapist around. The first speech regarding warfare and his stammering issue placed the King under tremendous amounts of pressure to recite well. The oration was well-delivered and clear. Although both speeches were under different circumstances, the audience placed the speakers under pressure to present orally well. That being, one can say that MLK presented his speech better while under heavy stress in front of a physical crowd. MLK’s speech demonstrated how one can move an audience with words and tone of voice.
MLK’s "I Have a Dream” speech was exceptionally well-written and orally presented based on important factors, such as the delivery and style of the speech. In comparison with King George VI wartime speech, the two speeches had drastically different tones and voice while presenting. An important consideration, MLK was a confident and well-spoken person who knew how to use his voice volume and confidence to engage the audience’s attention. On the contrary, King George VI was not a confident speaker. Furthermore, the use of rhetorical devices is highly evident in MLK’s speech as it helped with the success
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