Rhetorical Devices used in the

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Rhetorical Devices used in the “I have a dream” speech by Dr. Reverend Martin Luther King by. Chukwuzitere Okwaraji Alliteration: “Rise from the dark and desolate…the marvelous new militancy…trials and tribulations…” Allusion: “Five score years ago, a great American, in whose symbolic shadow we stand today, signed the Emancipation Proclamation.” Antithesis: “I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character.” Metaphor: “We will be able to hew out of the mountain of despair a stone of hope.” Parallelism: “Go back to Mississippi, go back to Alabama, go back to South Carolina, go back to Georgia, go back to Louisiana, go back to the slums and ghettos of our northern cities, knowing that somehow this situation can and will be changed.” Anaphora: I have a dream that one day this nation will rise up and live out the true meaning of its creed: “We hold these truths to be self-evident: that all men are created equal.”
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