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AP English Language and Composition Rhetorical Analysis Essay (45 minutes)Reverend Martin Luther King, Jr. co-wrote his “I Have a Dream” speech with his close confidant ClarenceJones. In 2011, Clarence Jones and Stuart Connelly publishedBehind the Dream, a behind-the-scenes accountof the weeks leading up to King’s delivery of that speech at the March on Washington. The following passageis an excerpt from the prologue toBehind the Dream. Read the passage carefully. Then, write an essay thatanalyzes the rhetorical choices Jones makes to achieve his purpose.First what is jones’ purpose.A quarter of a million people, human beings who generally had spent their lives treated as somethingless, stood shoulder to shoulder across that vast lawn, their hearts beating as one. Hope on the line. Whenhope was an increasingly scarce resource.There is no dearth of prose describing the mass of humanity that made its way to the feet of the GreatEmancipator (The Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C.) that day; no metaphor that has slipped through thecracks waiting to be discovered, dusted off, and injected into the discourse a half century on. The March onWashington has been compared to a tsunami, a shockwave, a wall, a living monument, a human mosaic, anoutright miracle.It was all of those things, and if you saw it with your own eyes, it wasn’t hard to write about. With thatmany people in one place crying out for something so elemental, you don’t have to be Robert Frost to offersome profound eloquence.

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Fall
Professor
Ms. Callan
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History, Martin Luther King Jr, Clarence Jones

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