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Figurative Language in King's "I have a dream" speech

Learn the vocabulary King used to inspire a generation to break free from the "manacles of segregation and the chains of discrimination."

On August 28, 1963 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. delivered his "I have a dream" speech. Speaking from the steps of the LIncoln Memorial in Washington D.C., King stood before an estimated quarter of a million people who had gathered to demonstrate for passage of the Civil Rights Act. This list focuses on King's use of figurative language.

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