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The phrase ‘I have a dream’ frequency: 8 hits

Next, these are the phrases that contain “I have a dream” phrase that we edit by using the online picture editor,PIZAP.



Anaphora (repeating words at the beginning of neigbouring clauses) is a commonly used rhetorical device. Repeating the word twice sets the pattern, and further repetitions emphasize the pattern and increase the rethorical effect. ‘I have a dream’ is repeated in eight successive sentences, and is one of the most often cited examples of anaphora in modern rethoric. For example, Martin Luther King Jr. emphasizes the phrases by repeating at the beginning of sentences.


Metaphors allow you to associate your speech concepts with concrete images and emotions.To highlight the contrast between two abstract concepts, consider associating them with contrasting concrete metaphors. For example, Martin Lurther King Jr. use the word ‘dream’ as a frame for the future and sets the stage of the rest of the words.

Source: http://sixminutes.dlugan.com/speech-analysis-dream-martin-luther-king/

Report: From the speech’s text of Martin Luther King Jr. we find that  he uses the Anaphora and Methapor as the manner of speech. Anaphor; he keeps repeating the same phrase, which is I have a dream, in order to emphasize his  intention to change  the rule of the country so that the transformation will succeed. Methapor; in his speech, he uses the word ‘dream’ to replace his real hope or intention to make the citizen more concern about the future.


 I have a dream that one day The dream is a frame for the   future and sets the stage for the rest of the words. ‘Dream’ is vague aspiration. ‘one day’ starts to make it specific.
 I have a dream that one day on      the red hills of Georgia Repeating the ‘dream’, hammering home the hope for the future.’red’ hints at blood, implying pain, struggle and injustice. Georgia symbolizes the South.
 I have a dream that one day  even the state of Mississippi, Repeating the ‘dream’ phrase again to complete a triple.’even’ implies that Mississippi is one of the worst examples of racism. Yet this, too, is included in the dream.’state’ points at the formal State organization, noting that racism is institutionalized there.
 I have a dream that my four children The dream metaphor again. Now it is turning from a triple into a theme.Children are always evocative. ‘my’ makes it personal to King and hence also personal to everyone listening.
 I have a dream today! Ending as beginning, bracketing the whole paragraph.Note that this is said on a rising upswing, not as a declining completion.
 I have a dream that one day, down in Alabama, The dream metaphor again. Alabama is mentioned because of its sadistic racists.
 I have a dream today! Ending as beginning, bracketing the whole paragraph.Note that this is said on a rising upswing, not as a declining completion.
 I have a dream that one day every valley shall be exalted, The dream metaphor again. He means about ‘every valley shall be exalted’ is about changes and need to be equal.

Source: http://changingminds.org/analysis/i_have_a_dream.htm

Report: Every phrase that he keeps mentioning gave different meanings. It has its own meaning. So, I conclude that,all;

>he wants that everybody should be treat fair and all he wants is justice.

>he wants that all citizen to stick together and have a kinship environment.

>he wants that the country is free from oppression.

>he wants the citizen to stop being racist.


Assalamualaikum .. hyehye dear readers,  i believe u guys are wondering what is antconc ? and what is concordance ?


    Antconc, is actually a freeware concordance program for Windows, Macintosh OSX, and Linux.

It is a multiplatform tool for carrying out corpus linguistics research and data‐driven learning.

If u want to know every functioning tools in Antconc, check out this link :


where can you get  Antconc ?

                  click here : http://www.antlab.sci.waseda.ac.jp/software.html

What is concordance?

 Concordance , according to linguists concordance is a  form of cross-reference between different parts of a sentence or phrase.


Now, I’m going to show how to use antconc. Trust me, this tutorial is simple. Just follow all of these steps :


*make sure  you have download it. 🙂

Open the file antconc3.0.1.exe.                            


Click on “file, open.”


In this example, I have opened a corpus text file called “ihad.txt” by double clicking on the file. The file name appears in the left-hand window. *Corpus, is a long-text file that used in antconc to analyze it.

In my case, I was assigned to analyze the speech of Martin Luther King Jr.  entitled I Have a Dream. As pronounced to the march on Washington, DC, 28 August 1963. So, his speech is my corpus that will be used in antconc.

here are the links for his speech :

Part 1


Part 2



You may start your analysis on any items whether it’s Concordance, Concordance Plot, File View, Clusters, Collocates, Word List, and Keyword List.


After I choose the items,I keyed “enter” on my keyboard to build the concordance , word list or another items. (You can also click on “start.”)

THAT’S ALL. easy, isn’t? So now, lets work it out. ^^ HWAITING !!

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