Figurative Language in King's I Have a Dream Speech


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Which of the following is an example of alliteration from the I Have a Dream speech?

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1. Which of the following is an example of allusion in the I Have a Dream speech?

2. Which of the following passages from I Have a Dream is an example of personification?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

As with great literature, great speeches use a healthy dose of figurative language. Use this short assessment to test your understanding of the figurative language used in Martin Luther King, Jr.'s 'I Have a Dream' speech.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

The material covered in this assessment includes Dr. King's use of:

  • Alliteration
  • Allusion
  • Personification
  • Similes

Skills Practiced

Complete this assessment to also practice the following skills:

  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding Dr. King's use of figurative language in his historical speech and interpret it correctly
  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast topics from the lesson, such as the different types of figurative language
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to identify various examples of figurative language used in the speech

Additional Learning

For a quick review of these topics and more, study the lesson Figurative Language in King's 'I Have a Dream' Speech. Some of the additional material covered in this assessment includes:

  • Where the speech was given
  • How the use of figurative language made it memorable
  • Explanations of what the figurative language meant