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MLK and the Mighty Metaphor

This week we are celebrating the January 15th birth of civil rights leader Martin Luther King, Jr.. Although King's life was cut short by a brutal assassination at the age of 39, he is thought of as one of the United States' most memorable orators and a champion of nonviolence and racial equality.

In commemoration of King's life and his way with words, this week's worksheet leads students through an analysis of how King used figurative language in his "I Have a Dream" speech, delivered on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial on August 28, 1963. Click here for the metaphor worksheet and here to read "Let Freedom Ring!", a Wordshop article about repetition in the "I Have a Dream" speech.

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