Report:

My group had chosen the most ten frequent words which is shown on the table above.
1) Black
In this context, the word “black” is an adjective.The frequency of the word ‘black’ is 4 hits which were found in paragraph 5, 20 and 31. For example , the phrases “This note was a promise that all man, yes, black men as well as white men, would be guaranteed the “unalienable Rights of “Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness” interprets at this point in history, black people were given to same basic right as white people, so this was an attempt to make those words in the Declaration of Independence true: he wanted ALL men to be equal. Also the example of another phrase is “…one day right there in Alabama little black boys and black girls will be able to join hands with little white boys and white girls as sisters and brothers” shows that King hoped that one day, even in the most racist state of Alabama, whites and blacks could be equal.

2) Down
From the table above, the word class of the word “down” is verb and the frequency of the word “down” has reached 4 hits. The word “down” was found in paragraph 2, 10, 16 and 20. One of the examples is “I am happy to join with you today in what will go down in history as the greatest demonstration for the history freedom in the history of our nation”. The meaning of the word “down” in this phrase is the event that has happened will be memorable and it will go down to posterity.

3) Hundred
The word “hundred” in this context belong to the noun classes and it has 4 hits of frequency which can be found in paragraph 4 and 9. For example, the example is “But one hundred years later, the Negro still is not free. One hundred years later, the life of the Negro is still sadly crippled by the manacles of segregation and the chains of discrimination. One hundred years later, the Negro lives on a lonely island of poverty in the midst of a vast ocean of material prosperity. One hundred years later, the Negro is still languished in the corners of American society and finds himself an exile in his own land. And so we’ve come here today to dramatize a shameful condition.” indicates one hundred years later as one century later.

4) Struggle
The table shows the word “struggle” is in adjective class. The frequency of the word “struggle” has reached 2 hits and it was found in paragraph 9 and 23. In paragraph 9, the phrase “We must forever conduct our struggle on the high plane of dignity and discipline.” refers to the Negro will strive to achieve or attain dignity and discipline in the face of difficulty or resistance.

5) Suffering
For the word “suffering”, it is belong to the noun classes. The frequency of the word “suffering” in paragraph 11 is two hits. The example of phrase is “You have been the veterans of creative suffering. Continue to work with the faith that unearned suffering is redemptive.” The word “suffering” means the dark time they have been through.

6) Hope
The word “hope” in this context is in the noun classes. From the table above, the word “hope” has reached 4 hits and it was found in the paragraph 3, 7 and 23. In paragraph 5, the phrase “ This momentous decree came as a great beacon light of hope to millions of Negro slaves who had been seared in the flames of withering injustice” shows what the king is basically saying is a chance of hope for the millions of Negros.

7) Believe
In this context, the word “believe” is in an adjective. The frequency of the words “believe” is two hits which were found in paragraph 6. One of the examples of the phrase is “But we refuse to believe that the bank of justice is bankrupt. We refuse to believe that there are insufficient funds in the great vaults of opportunity of this nation.” In this context, the word “believe” means African American have confidence in the truth that the government will bring something to the nation.

8) Together
The word “together” is placed in the adjective classes. The word “together” has reached 7 hits in paragraph 16, 22, and 23. The examples of phrase that I choose to analyze is “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.” The word “together” in this sentence reflects the King says that, as long as people believe in the movement, they truly can come together as one equal nation through some beautiful imagery.

9) Long
The table shows the word class of the word “long” is adjective. In paragraph 3, the frequency of the word ‘long’ is 6 hits. Firstly, the phrase “It came as a joyous daybreak to end the long night of their captivity.” indicates the long night is a time. Moreover, the phrase “We cannot be satisfied as long as the Negro’s basic mobility is from a smaller ghetto to a larger one.” shows a conjunction which means during the time.

10) Free
Last but not least, the word class of the word “free” is adjective. The frequency of the word ‘free’ is 4 hits which were found in paragraph 4, 23, 31 and 32. The example of the phrase is “But one hundred years later, the Negro still is not free.” shows the King hopes that one day, everyone can rejoice in their freedom, just as blacks did when they were originally freed from slavery.

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