mind of one's own, have a
Think independently, reach one's own opinions or conclusions. For example, You can't tell Karen what she should wear—she has a mind of her own. Also see know one's own mind.
Why Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s “I Have A Dream” Was Pure PoetryKing uses anaphora to highlight the difference between how things are and how he hopes they will be. But, what's anaphora?
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