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Posted by on Saturday, January 12, 2008 at 1:09pm.

WHAT IS AN EXAMPLE OF UNDERSTATEMENT IN MLK'S "I HAVE A DREAM" SPEECH?

  • LITURATURE - , Saturday, January 12, 2008 at 1:30pm

    Here is a definition and examples of understatement
    http://grammar.about.com/od/tz/g/understateterm.htm

    This is a link to the speech.

    After reading the examples...check the speech, then let us know what you think.
    We will be happy to give you further help with this.

  • LITURATURE - , Saturday, January 12, 2008 at 1:42pm

    THANKS FOR ANSWERING BUT I KNOW WHAT I'M SPOS TA BE LOOKING FOR..JUST CAN'T SEEM TA FIND IT IN THE SPEECH! LOL I HAVE READ IT AND READ IT AND AM DRAWING A BLANK:( EXCUSE THE CAPS AS I DON'T SEE WELL

  • LITURATURE - , Saturday, January 12, 2008 at 1:57pm

    Thank you for using the Jiskha Homework Help forum. By studying some examples of understatements, it might be easier to select them from the speech:

    1. http://grammar.about.com/od/tz/g/understateterm.htm

    2. http://www.ego4u.com/en/cram-up/writing/style/understatement

    NOTE: Since capital letters are considered "shouting" and impolite, you could increase the size of the font so it's easier to read.

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