( ) In Dr. King’s speech, “a stone of hope” is contrasted with ______. (A) the mountain of despair (B) an oasis of freedom and justice (C) the jangling discords of the nation (D) a beautiful symphony of brotherhood A
I have a dream today. I have a dream that one day every valley shall be exalted, every hill and mountain shall be made low, the rough places will be made plain, and the crooked places will be made straight, and the glory of the Lord shall be revealed, and all flesh shall see it together. This paragraph is from the Bible. Next
I have a dream that one day every valley shall be exalted, every hill and mountain shall be made low, the rough places will be made plain, and the crooked places will be made straight, and the glory of the Lord shall be revealed, and all flesh shall see it together. →I hope that one day each valley shall be lifted up, each hill and mountain shall be leveled off, the uneven grounds will be made smooth, and the winding roads will be made straight, and all mankind shall witness together the glory which God reveals.
This is our hope. This is the faith with which I return to the South. This is the faith with which I return to the South. → With this faith, I return to the South.
With this faith we will be able to hew out of the mountain of despair a stone of hope. With this faith we will be able to hew out of the mountain of despair a stone of hope. → This is the faith with which we will be able to hew a stone of hope out of the mountain of despair. → This is the faith with which we will be able to hold our little hope in this great despair.
With this faith we will be able to transform the jangling discords of our nation into a beautiful symphony of brotherhood. With this faith we will be able to transform the jangling discords of our nation into a beautiful symphony of brotherhood. → This is the faith with which we will be able to change the disagreements between the two races in our country into a beautiful and harmonious relationship of brotherhood.
With this faith we will be able to work together, to pray together, to struggle together, to go to jail together, to stand up for freedom together, knowing that we will be free one day. to go to jail together → to be put in jail together
This will be the day when all God’s children will be able to sing with new meaning...sing with new meaning →...sing the following song with new meaning The following song is called “America” or “My Country, ‘tis of Thee”. The Composers are Samuel Francis Smith and Henry Covey.
My country, ‘tis of thee, Sweet land of liberty, Of thee I sing: Land where my fathers died, Land of the pilgrims’ pride, From every mountainside Let freedom ring. My country, ‘tis of thee, → My country, it is you, Of thee I sing: → I sing of thee: Land where my fathers died, → This is the land where our forefathers were buried, Next
My country, ‘tis of thee, Sweet land of liberty, Of thee I sing: Land where my fathers died, Land of the pilgrims’ pride, From every mountainside Let freedom ring. Land of the pilgrims’ pride, → This is the land which the pilgrims took pride in, From every mountainside/Let freedom ring. → Let the bell of freedom ring from every side of the mountains.
When we let freedom ring, when we let it ring from every village and every hamlet, from every state and every city, we will be able to speed up that day when all of God’s children, black men and white men, will be able to join hands and sing in the words of the old Negro spiritual, “Free at last! Free at last! Thank God almighty, we are free at last!”...speed up that day.... →...speed up the coming of that day.... spiritual 美國黑人的聖歌 Back
Reading for the Main Idea “I Have a Dream” is basically a speech which ______. □ 1. says that all races have been treated equally □ 2. describes the injustice of the American dream □ 3. shows concern for the white people in America □ 4. promotes Dr. King’s philosophy of racial justice
Topics for Discussion
Discussion 1: Does this speech inspire you? How does the speech make you feel?
Reference answer : After reading this speech, I have learned that one person should never bully or oppress another. It is against humanity. I believe it is mutual love and respect that makes we human beings different from animals. I feel very sorry for those African Americans in the 1950s and 1960s, even in the earlier years. They were treated like animals, not human beings. That’s really very horrible.
Reference answer : And, I admire Dr. King’s courage and efforts in the fight for equal civil rights. He is really one of the great men not only in the US. but also in the whole world. I admire his devotion to the welfare of others. He is a hero, a super man. I think we should take warning from what had happened in the US.
Reference answer : Everybody in Taiwan should love, trust, and respect one another no matter where their forefathers came from. I believe that if we unite, we will thrive. If we don’t, we will decline. Moreover, we should try to love and respect people from other countries or cultures. Before we can truly understand others, we must abandon all kinds of stereotypes and prejudice against them.
Discussion 2 : Everyone has a dream. What is your dream, and what are you going to do to make it come true?
Reference answer : My dream is that one day the people of Taiwan will no longer discriminate against those of different ethnic origins. I hope Taiwan will become a melting pot where each ethnic group contributes, yet keeps its own identity. I hope people will bridge the gap that separates them by practicing goodwill with one another.
Reference answer : When prejudice is cast aside and goodwill is widely practiced, I believe Taiwan will then become a truly peaceful and wonderful Formosa. Back