Compare And Contrast Of Martin Luther King I Have A Dream Speech And The Inaugural Address By John F. Kennedy

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Compare and Contrast of Martin Luther King I have a dream Speech and The Inaugural Address by John F. Kennedy

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. used symbolism and references during his famous "I have a dream" speech on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial on August 28, 1963(Reeves 82). He used personal experiences and also experiences from the Civil Rights Movement. During his speech he also referred to American History and used metaphors and repetition to strengthen and enrich his famous speech. Dr. King described personal experiences when he said "the Negro is still languishing in the corners of American society and finds himself an exile in his own land" (Ching, 2002, 18) which is describing the horrible segregation in America to its own citizens.

Dr. King also talked about personal experiences when he said "Alabama's governor's lips are presently dripping with the words of interposition and nullification"(Marsh, 1999, 122) describing how the governor has turned down the civil rights protester's demands. This is how Dr. Martin Luther monarch used individual experiences in his speech. (Reeves 86) The "Inaugural Address" reveals the personality traits of John F. Kennedy. His vigorous efforts to maintain autonomy for the U.S.A, and his wise and judicious plans showed that he was a patriotic, faithful, liberal and well educated person. His contribution to the society has brought the U.S on the road of development.

The "Inaugural Address" revealed the personality traits of John F. Kennedy. The "Inaugural Address" proved that John F. Kennedy was a peaceful, liberal, patriotic, wise, educated and faithful person. He had prudent plans of ending the difference of rich and poor as well as of giving equal rights to everyone, and he also had a policy of maintaining peace in the world. These are the revelations which have come from his speech (Hove ...
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