Rhetorical Analysis 1 He refers to freedom as radiant stars of love and

Rhetorical analysis 1 he refers to freedom as radiant

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Rhetorical Analysis
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1. He refers to freedom as “radiant stars of love and brotherhood” that will “shine”, the effect is that the reader cannot argue against that stars are beautiful and shining. Stars and the sky are also viewed as desirable, so by creating a connection it helps create a positive feeling. 2. The biblical allusions create a common ground between white and black beliefs. It also give him credibility by saying they are the same. The allusion brings in another source that allows Dr. King to establish and present his point to his audience. 3. He genderizes the South of the 1960’s to create the effect that the North and the South are two different people. The South is a beautiful place however she is distraught over the turmoil and hatred being shown on her lands. It gives the situation a personality. The women also need just as much help as the men which is another reason why he named the lands a “her”. 4. In paragraph 26, King uses interesting terms such as “somebodiness” and “do nothingism.” King chose these colloquial terms because he is explaining what the long
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  • Spring '11
  • mrskane
  • Southern United States, Dr. King

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