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Martin Luther King Jr.

The techniques of a sermon are present in Dr. King's oratory, in general. Like most effective sermons, Dr. King maintains a strong rapport with his audience. Throughout the speech, one notices...

Latest answer posted March 10, 2010, 9:47 pm (UTC)

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Martin Luther King Jr.

For King, the concept of love is critically important. Love is the tool by which spiritual and social transformation takes place. Dr. King believes that individuals have the power to change their...

Latest answer posted July 21, 2011, 5:22 pm (UTC)

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On April 4, 1967, Martin Luther King Jr. stood before an assembled crowd in New York and gave a speech he titled “Beyond Vietnam.” King had been a leader of the civil rights movement since the...

Latest answer posted September 17, 2017, 2:43 am (UTC)

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As Martin Luther King said in many of his speeches, most famously at the March on Washington, he was fighting to redeem a promise that the United States had made at its founding. This promise was...

Latest answer posted January 15, 2016, 2:59 am (UTC)

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King was a powerful speaker. He used both rhetorical strategies and the sound of his voice to get his point across. This is why reading the words on the page is moving, but actually listening to...

Latest answer posted July 27, 2011, 12:25 am (UTC)

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Martin Luther King, Jr is an American icon, known for his incredible work as a major leader of the US civil rights movement. King's strategy in fighting for equality was committed to peace and...

Latest answer posted May 2, 2020, 3:19 pm (UTC)

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I think that literary theories can be applied to any work. The discussion of different and divergent literary theories helps to bring out different ideas and parts of the work in question. This...

Latest answer posted October 24, 2010, 6:33 am (UTC)

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In Malcolm X’s speech “The Ballot or the Bullet,” you might notice elements of “domestic colonization” when he states that white people are “running all the stores” in the Black community. In a...

Latest answer posted November 25, 2020, 2:26 pm (UTC)

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Given the fact that racial disenfranchisement and discord was so widely present in America, I think that Dr. King had to frame his speech in the form of a dream. He offers a conception of what can...

Latest answer posted March 10, 2010, 9:51 pm (UTC)

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Reverend King's "Letter from a Birmingham Jail" is one of my personal favorites, and you will find it full of rhetorical devices that can be cited for your homework assignment. Here are a few...

Latest answer posted April 3, 2018, 2:57 am (UTC)

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King was certainly well-versed in the classics as well as modern philosophy. He frequently quoted from contemporary religious scholars, ancient authorities, and many others who were at least...

Latest answer posted March 6, 2018, 3:49 pm (UTC)

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One might not have to look long before finding a reference. In the speech's first paragraph, King cites the Emancipation Proclamation. This document was signed by Abraham Lincoln, as King notes,...

Latest answer posted April 27, 2021, 4:05 pm (UTC)

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To analyze the writing of Martin Luther King, Jr., you might begin by discussing his background and the events that influenced his work. King grew up in Atlanta during segregation, so he had...

Latest answer posted November 18, 2019, 4:38 pm (UTC)

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Martin Luther King Jr.

The civil rights movement under the leadership of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. dealt with a number of issues, but the main focus of the movement was on ensuring that African Americans were able to...

Latest answer posted January 23, 2021, 11:48 am (UTC)

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This has been answered. See http://www.enotes.com/james-baldwin/q-and-a/martin-l-kings-philosophy-was-2-liberate-oppressed-307740

Latest answer posted January 16, 2012, 7:13 am (UTC)

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There are many reasons why Dr. King's Letter from a Birmingham Jail can be considered to be a rhetorically powerful and skilled piece of argumentation. In my mind, the primary reason why Dr....

Latest answer posted July 25, 2009, 9:56 pm (UTC)

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Martin Luther King Jr.

Martin Luther King, Jr.'s "Letter from Birmingham City Prison" was eloquent and argued clearly that nonviolent protest was essential and necessary. It had a great impact on many who read it....

Latest answer posted November 30, 2019, 3:42 am (UTC)

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The best answer to this question is C. The idea of nonviolent civil disobedience is the idea that is most closely connected with Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. From the earliest parts of his career...

Latest answer posted July 23, 2012, 3:13 pm (UTC)

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Both Martin Luther King and Malcolm X understand domestic colonization as the situation in the United States in which one dominant group exploits other, less dominant groups within their borders...

Latest answer posted November 25, 2020, 4:54 am (UTC)

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Martin Luther King Jr.

Martin Luther King, Sr. was a preacher at the Greater Ebenezer Church and a tremendous influence upon his son's quest for racial justice. The cadence and forceful tones of King's Southern black...

Latest answer posted May 20, 2011, 9:19 am (UTC)

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Martin Luther King Jr.

Martin Luther King, Jr. was the most famous civil rights leader of the Civil Rights Movement that occurred in the United States during the late 1950s and the 1960s. Dr. King was the main face of...

Latest answer posted May 9, 2011, 1:06 am (UTC)

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For Dr. King, the establishment of a nonviolent approach to social change was rooted in his commitment to Christianity. Dr. King understood that the presence of a spiritual approach to social...

Latest answer posted December 22, 2012, 1:34 pm (UTC)

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Researchers suggest that this quote, while often repeated by politicians, is probably not authentic. Rather, it is a sort of paraphrase of multiple quotes that urged taking positive action against...

Latest answer posted December 2, 2019, 4:31 pm (UTC)

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There are a number of ways that you could go with this speech. For example, you might: Do a speech describing the system of segregation in King's lifetime. You could talk about the Jim Crow laws,...

Latest answer posted September 12, 2011, 4:17 am (UTC)

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Some aids for reading primary source documents. 1) Know how English was used at the time the document was written. Some words and phrases may have had different meanings then than now. 2) Know...

Latest answer posted October 26, 2010, 9:17 am (UTC)

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I would first consult any task description or assignment requirements before engaging in writing the essay. Making sure these points are present in your work is of vital importance. I think that...

Latest answer posted August 13, 2011, 12:33 pm (UTC)

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Martin Luther King Jr.

Martin Luther King Jr. had a non-violence self-sacrificing position to prove that the group is more important than the individual. A study in some of the writings as well as the analysis of his...

Latest answer posted August 6, 2011, 9:50 am (UTC)

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Martin Luther King Jr.’s famous speech was about a country united regardless of race, color, or creed. While there have been strides towards unity, it is still not complete, and therefore, even 50...

Latest answer posted July 12, 2019, 4:24 pm (UTC)

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Martin Luther King purportedly told his future wife, Coretta, that "making all the money you can and ignoring people's needs, is wrong." By this, he meant there is a bigger picture in life than...

Latest answer posted December 5, 2018, 5:16 am (UTC)

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I think that identification of both leaders' beliefs of role models and their overall thinking reflects thought processes in change. Both thinkers possessed patterns of thinking that were in...

Latest answer posted April 17, 2010, 1:31 am (UTC)

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I think that it is very difficult to make an argument that Dr. King did anything but make a positive contribution to society. One can argue that the damage that he did was to institutions and...

Latest answer posted March 21, 2011, 7:03 pm (UTC)

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This speech was delivered at the Washington Monument as part of the "March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom". In order to understand the purpose of the speech, you need to be aware of the...

Latest answer posted May 2, 2014, 8:45 pm (UTC)

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In 1950's America, emerging from the victories in World War II and into the shadow of the Cold War, the challenges to a racially segregated society began to emerge. Much of this was evident in the...

Latest answer posted September 16, 2009, 7:53 pm (UTC)

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Martin Luther King Jr.

After the abandonment of Reconstruction, Southern states erected a legal system of racial segregation which became known as the Jim Crow laws. Under these laws, people were kept strictly apart on...

Latest answer posted September 15, 2020, 7:04 am (UTC)

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When Martin Luther King was alive, he had a lot of detractors. Perhaps the most common claim made against him back in those days was that he was a communist. This was, of course, during the Cold...

Latest answer posted October 13, 2009, 1:41 pm (UTC)

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If you are looking for some primary texts to help support your research, you might consider using King's "Letter from a Birmingham Jail." King drafted the letter on multiple scraps of newspaper...

Latest answer posted November 25, 2010, 1:04 pm (UTC)

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The original question had to be edited down. I invite you to resubmit the different parts as separate questions. I think that Dr. King's historical reputation over time has acquired an almost...

Latest answer posted March 16, 2013, 1:04 pm (UTC)

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There are a couple of issues presented in the question that might preclude a full answering of it. In my mind, the most pressing issue raised is the assumption that Dr. King's speech was meant to...

Latest answer posted April 21, 2010, 9:11 am (UTC)

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