Student Name IEP 041 1/22/14 Summary/Analysis #1 In Martin Luther King’s famous speech “I Have a Dream”, he talks about his dreams. First, he wants all people to be treated equally, no matter what their color. Second, he believes in freedom and justice. Third, he says that children should not been divided by color. Finally, he dreams that these racial challenges will become easier, so that all people will be unified. Martin Luther King uses many rhetorical devices in his speech to make it more powerful. He repeats the phrase “I have a dream” and emphasizes it twice when he says, “I have a dream today!” The word “dream” is inspiring by itself, but in repetition it takes on a poetic quality so that the audience wants to follow this dream too. His ideas and his rhetoric in this speech, and in all of his speeches, made him a great leader.