A Rhetorical Analysis Of I Have A Dream

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Rhetorical analysis of “I Have A Dream” Martin Luther King was a very kind and whole hearted man. He was the author of the “I Have A Dream” speech, Kings purpose of his speech was for the jobs and freedom of the African American people. King had many marches, but his most famous on was The March on Washington on August 28, 1963 and at least 250,000 people attended this march. King was man who was very passionate about what he believed in. His was of righting is very profound, intelligent, and clever. King was just an everyday man who went to church. He uses pathos throughout his speech in Washington, so he appealed to the emotional side by uses the bible. King says this “The glory of the Lord shall be revealed and all flesh shall see it together” (King) when King says this he is trying to get the people to believe that god is on their side and the belief that all people will stand together. …show more content…

King makes an allusion of the Declaration of Independence by saying “life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness” (King) furthermore he makes an allusion to the bible “I have a dream that one day every valley shall be exalted” (King) which comes from Isaiah 40:4-5. King uses metaphors throughout his speech. One example is “America has given the Negro people a bad check, a check which has come backed marked “insufficient funds.””(King) therefor he is saying that the check was the promise of equality but the government hasn’t given them any equality. Also he compares racial injustice to quicksand. These are only some of the rhetorical devices he uses. Martin Luther King stood up for what he believed in he didn’t back down when times got tough. King was a very smart man, he used many rhetorical devices like pathos, logos, allusion and metaphor to get his point across. His point was that all African American should be treated equally and have the same opportunity as everyone

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