Honors English : Dr. King's "I Have a Dream"
posted by Timmy T. on .
Explain Dr. King's use of figurative language and how it makes the speech memorable.
Since you're in honors English, I'm sure you can explain how Dr. King's use of figurative language make the speech so powerful.
We'll be glad to critique your answers.
Here is an interesting site on figurative language just to refresh your memory.
I have marked just the first paragraph to indicate figurative language you might consider.
Five score years ago, a great American, in whose symbolic shadow we stand today, signed the Emancipation Proclamation. This momentous decree came as a great beacon light of hope to millions of Negro slaves who had been seared in the flames of withering injustice . It came as a joyous daybreak to end the long night of their captivity.
P.S. There are many good sites on figurative language, and here are some: