Chart Of The Day

Aug 28 2013 @ 1:18pm
by Tracy R. Walsh

Nancy Duarte maps the rhetoric in the “I Have A Dream” speech:

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She writes:

Metaphors are a powerful literary device. In Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s “I Have a Dream” speech, about 20 percent of what he said was metaphorical. For example, he likened his lack of freedom to a bad check that America has given the Negro people … a check that has come back marked ‘insufficient funds.’” King introduced his metaphor three minutes into his 16-minute talk, and it was the first time the audience roared and clapped.

(Hat tip: Maria Bustillos)