Go back to Mississippi, go back to Alabama, go back to South Carolina, go back to Georgia, go back to Louisiana, go back to the slums and ghettos of our northern cities, knowing that somehow this situation can and will be changed. Let freedom ring from every hill and molehill of Mississippi. Nhat Nguyen Patrick Clayton Cantrell English 1010-051 23 October, 2012 Analysis of Dr. They have come to realize that their freedom is inextricably bound to our freedom. In the later parts of his speech too he refers to the founding fathers of the American nation and then tries to establish the credibility of his point by speaking of their actions and intentions.
One hundred years later, the Negro lives on a lonely island of poverty in the midst of a vast ocean of material prosperity. Let freedom ring from the heightening Alleghenies of Pennsylvania! Its stated goals included demands for desegregated public accommodations and public schools, redress of violations of constitutional rights and an expansive federal works program to train employees. One hundred years later, the Negro is still languishing in the corners of American society and finds himself an exile in his own land. Shoot-outs were rejected for sit-ins, and blood was rejected for boycotts. And as we walk, we must make the pledge that we shall always march ahead. One hundred years after the emancipation proclamation was given, there was still social and systemic oppression and discrimination against colored people in American Society. African Americans were required to give up their bus seats to white people, and often couldn't even get a ride.
When the architects of our republic wrote the magnificent words of the Constitution and the Declaration of Independence, they were signing a promissory note to which every American was to fall heir. One hundred years later, the Negro lives on a lonely island of poverty in the midst of a vast ocean of material prosperity. . He probably would have preferred more laws to enforce desegregation, rather than a medal—but hey, you have to take what you can get. We can never be satisfied, as long as our bodies, heavy with the fatigue of travel, cannot gain lodging in the motels of the highways and the hotels of the cities.
Now is the time to make justice a reality for all of God's children. He also uses direct quotes from the Bible and the patriotic song, My Country 'Tis of Thee. !! Thank God Almighty we are free at last! Some of you have come from areas where your quest for freedom left you battered by the storms of persecution and staggered by the winds of police brutality. To say the least, King is an icon for all the right reasons. We must not allow our creative protest to degenerate into physical violence.
Here, he makes use of a superlative. At the end of the march, which gathered at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington D. Their dream of a free, equal and happy nation has not been fulfilled. In the second paragraph ll. In the 3rd and 4th paragraph, King plays with the extended metaphor of extending a check. The marvelous new militancy which has engulfed the Negro community must not lead us to a distrust of all white people, for many of our white brothers, as evidenced by their presence here today, have come to realize that their destiny is tied up with our destiny. I have a dream that one day even the state of Mississippi, a state sweltering with the heat of injustice, sweltering with the heat of oppression, will be transformed into an oasis of freedom and justice.
Let freedom ring from every hill and molehill of Mississippi. He wants to convey the impression that the measures he has planned will contribute to progress and equality. But not only that; let freedom ring from Stone Mountain of Georgia! Nineteen sixty-three is not an end, but a beginning. So what were his compositional strategies and techniques? There will be neither rest nor tranquility in America until the Negro is granted his citizenship rights. Now is the time to lift our nation from the quicksands of racial injustice to the solid rock of brotherhood.
Some of you have come fresh from narrow jail cells. King mentioned that he had a dream in the actal speech he wrote. This note was a promise that all men, yes, black men as well as white men, would be guaranteed the unalienable rights of life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. The language within the speech is so complex, but it is all interconnected. King's use of anaphora, or repetition of key phrases, helps emphasize important concepts.
He was trying to help people understand that the war had to continue. Then you can have students discuss or write about the speech using the literary terminology. I may not get there with you. We can never be satisfied, as long as our bodies, heavy with the fatigue of travel, cannot gain lodging in the motels of the highways and the hotels of the cities. This not only draws the attention of the white Americans but also shows a connection between the blacks and the whites, they are all Americans and they all live on the same land. Let freedom ring from the curvaceous slopes of California! Now is the time to make real the promises of democracy. King's speech yielded some real-deal results.