Response Speech 1315

Response Speech 1315 - awareness of the urgency of the...

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Tarrance Price Speech 1315 Professor Pruden Monday, March 26, 2007 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s most memorable speech from his life as an activist, "I Have a  Dream," was delivered August 28, 1963 before more than 200,000 people in front of the Lincoln  Memorial in Washington, D.C. as part of the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom.The  speech not only helped to galvanize the already growing civil-rights movement across the country  at the time, it also became one of the most influential and inspirational pieces of rhetoric in  American history. Remarkably, midway through his delivery, King suspended his pre-scripted text  and began to improvise; what resulted was the speech's most recognizable section, the passage  in which the words "I have a dream" are passionately repeated.  Indeed, King's background as a Baptist preacher in the South instilled in him a keen 
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Unformatted text preview: awareness of the urgency of the moment and the ability to make sudden alterations to his plans. This skill helped King establish a rapport with his ever-changing audience so that he could consistently communicate on a meaningful level, a skill that was demonstrated at the March. What is also apparent in "I Have Dream" is King's deep commitment to scholarship he earned a Ph.D. from Boston University. King was clearly well versed in both American history and religious scripture, and he seamlessly weaves references to both into the fabric of his oration. Overall, "I Have a Dream" can be held up as a masterful creative work in itself; its dramatic structure coupled with its image-laden content render a remarkably moving piece of American literature that when read even outside of its original context still strongly resonates today....
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