turn invoked a sense of progress in America in order to relate to Kings purpose

Turn invoked a sense of progress in america in order

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turn invoked a sense of progress in America in order to relate to King’s purpose and commemorate the man who initially began the fight for human equality for all. In one of his opening statements, he declared, “Five score years ago, a great American, in whose symbolic shadow we stand today, signed the Emancipation Proclamation. This momentous decree came as a great beacon light of hope to millions of Negro slaves who had been seared in the flames of withering injustice...”. He utilized the device of allusion to emphasize the importance of the
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Preston 2 development that was made by former president, Abraham Lincoln. King then illustrated the further significance of the Emancipation Proclamation, as it freed more than 3.5 million African American slaves in the South. His description of the document, along with a nod to the man behind it, informed the audience that this document was vital in order to initiate a turning point among the nation regarding the topic of racial justice and equality. In addition to the allusion made in the lecture, Martin Luther King Jr. used a dynamic range of metaphors to advance his claim of racial equality, and brought an additional level of power and concern to the piece. He stressed how, “This sweltering summer of the Negro’s
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