Rhetorical Logos In Martin Luther King's I Have A Dream

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Ever Salmeron Alberto
Professor Bobby Jones
English 1302
25 March 2018
Rhetorical Analysis of “I Have a Dream” Martin Luther King, Jr in his speech “I Have a Dream” furthers his purpose of call justice, liberty, and equality for all people in America, he did an excellent job as leader inspiring people by effectively employing Logos, Ethos, and Pathos in his speech from the steps of the Lincoln Memorial. One technique that Luther King, Jr furthers his purpose is through his use of Logos. Near the beginning of his speech Dr. King says, “One hundred years later and the Negro still with not liberty and equality, the Negro’s life still sadly crippled by the manacles of segregation and the chains of discrimination” (381). Dr. King says this in order to show that African Americans have not been equal to
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In the middle of his speech Dr. King claims, “I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character” (383). Dr. King says this in order to connect his audience not just as a man of color, but also as a parent of children whom he hopes they will live a better world where they will not be a judge for their race. In addition, Dr. King continues with his speech adding an imagery and repetition by stating, “Now is the time to make real the promises of democracy; now is the time to rise from the dark and desolate valley of segregation to the sunlit path of racial justice; now is the time to lift our nation from the quicksands of racial injustice to the solid rock of brotherhood; now is the time to make justice a reality for all of God’s children” (382). Dr. King uses these rhetorical devices in order to make his audience visualize that they need to put an ending to the situation that will be a solution, he conveys pathos to empower his audience take

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