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Explicit and implicit values of "I Have a Dream"?

Asked by LlamaPie (9points) December 21st, 2016

What do you think are the explicit and implicit values of Martin Luther King, Jr.‘s speech “I Have a Dream”?

Explicit; precisely and clearly expressed or readily observable; leaving nothing to implication

Implicit; implied though not directly expressed; inherent in the nature of something

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I haven’t heard that speech in many years. But I would think that the bulk of it’s content would be considered implicit .

The speech,as he(MLK) framed it was a story of an abstract reality. A hope for unity amongst the diverse races in America. A hope for love, and peace. He was describing a hypothetical world of coexistence , and how utopian it would be, in that all could be happy.

The title of the speech “I have a dream” seems to infer that it isn’t explicit in nature. As I stated though,I haven’t heard it in a long time. There may be explicit elements that I don’t recall.

If you are a student, it would be a good thought exercise to watch some of MLK’s speeches and compare them to some of Obama’s.

Then watch some of Hitler’s, and compare them to Trump’s…

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