Analysis of MLK Speech: Persuasive Devices

Last updated 13 March 2012, created 22 August 2008, viewed 7,862

A highlighted version of an extract from Martin Luther King’s “I have a dream” speech. Shows examples of persuasive devices, including repetition, appeal to audience, etc. Useful as an aide-mémoire for teachers and students. Newly added (Feb 2010): a Wordle cloud showing the relative frequency of words in the extract

Adapted from a resource contributed to TES Connect by tafkam

Downloads and web links

  • pdf documentGuide
    Analysis of MLK Speech.pdf (60kb, pdf document)
  • for pupils

  • pdf documentPosters and displays
    I have a dream Wordle.pdf (204kb, pdf document)
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