Asked • 10/12/19

What metaphor did Dr. King incorporate in his "I Have a Dream" speech in order to highlight America's responsibility for slavery?

In his "I Have a Dream" speech, Dr. King refers to inequality in America as a bad check and the Constitution/Decl.of Independence as a promissory note owed to all men - including African Americans/blacks. Dr. King exhorted blacks to "cash this check" at "the bank of justice." This speech is riddled with metaphorical content - drawing comparisons between monetary systems and liberty/justice systems.

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Amol K. answered • 10/12/19

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