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“I HAVE A DREAM” | GROUP WORK | CONCORDANCE | ANTCONC

BY NATASHA,SYAKILLA,AISYAH

FREQUENCY

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.

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Anaphora

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.

Methapor

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.

Meaning

 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.

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