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Matthew Smith Speech (COM 103) April 7 th , 2008 All throughout Martin Luther King Jr.’s famous “I have a Dream” speech, he uses many verbal cues and personification and repetition that heightens his speech to a level that only the worlds best orators have been able to convey. He begins the speech with “I am happy to join with you today in the greatest demonstration of freedom in the nation of our history”, which is a pretty gutsy thing to say, but it’s so true, even to this day. He continues with making an Abraham Lincoln reference about “Five score years ago”, speaking about the Emancipation Proclamation; He continues with saying “One hundred years later” five or six times expressing the importance of how things have changed despite the Proclamation. Rev. King then proceeds to use parts of the Declaration of Independence to make a point following into how the Declaration ‘owes’ blacks a ‘promissory note that was never cashed’. He continues with this spiel about how that black people
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This note was uploaded on 05/09/2008 for the course COM 103 taught by Professor Simmons during the Spring '08 term at Marshall.

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