ON AUGUST 3, 1963, DR. MARTIN LUTHER KING JR. WAS THE FINAL SPEAKER AT THE FOOT

ON AUGUST 3, 1963, DR. MARTIN LUTHER KING JR. WAS THE FINAL SPEAKER AT THE FOOT OF THE LINCOLN MEMORIAL DURING THE MARCH ON WASHINGTON BY AFRICAN AMERICAN AND THEIR MANY WHITE SUPPORTERS, INCLUDING CLERGY AND COLLEGE STUDENTS. (TO DO A COMPLETE ANALYSIS YOU MAY HAVE TO DO FURTHER RESEARCH INTO THE BACKGROUND OF THE SPEECH AT THE TIME.)
THESE ARE THE REQUIREMENTS FOR YOUR RHETORICAL ANALYSIS OF DR. KING’S SPEECH, “I HAVE A DREAM” BE SURE THAT YOU ADDRESS ALL PARTS OF THE PROMPT:
DESCRIBE THE CONTEXT OF THE SPEECH: WHERE WAS HE? WHY WAS HE THERE? WHAT WAS THE SIGNIFICANCE OF HAVING THE SPEECH IN WASHINGTON, D.C.?
WHO WAS THE AUDIENCE? THE DIRECT AUDIENCE – THOSE PHYSICALLY THERE; THE INDIRECT AUDIENCE IF THERE WAS ONE? BY THE END OF YOUR ESSAY, BE SURE THAT YOU HAVE DESCRIBED THE AUDIENCE REACTION(S).
WHAT SPECIFIC RHETORICAL APPEALS (ETHOS, PATHOS, LOGOS) DID KING USE? PROVIDE SPECIFIC EXAMPLES IN THE FORM OF QUOTES (RATHER THAN PARAPHRASES)?
DESCRIBE AT LEAST TWO FORMS OF FIGURATIVE LANGUAGE USED BY USING SPECIFIC EXAMPLES FROM THE SPEECH. REFER TO THE PP PRESENTATION ON FIGURATIVE LANGUAGE.
SUM UP YOUR ANALYSIS BY DESCRIBING YOUR OVERALL ASSESSMENT OF THE SPEECH, ITS PURPOSE, AND WHETHER OR NOT YOU THINK IT STILL RESONATES TODAY.
YOU SHOULD HAVE AT LEAST 3 FULL PAGES, AND ALSO NEED A WORKS CITED PAGE.
AS USUAL, DOUBLE SPACE, USE MS WORD, AND FULLY LABEL YOUR ELECTRONIC FILE

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