A Rhetorical Analysis Of Martin Luther King's Speech

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will be able to sit down together at the table of brotherhood.” (“Martin”) He not only wanted the African Americans to keep faith that their dreams of freedom and equality were within reach, but he also hoped he could get the caucasians on an emotional level and help them understand that what was happening was unfair to the black citizens of America. As King spoke, he used Pathos. In the speech he went on an emotional level, one by using the famous verse “My country ‘tis of thee,”(“Martin”), which stirred the negro spiritual, and he also reached an emotional level stating his dreams for America’s future starting each of his and many other person's goals with “I have a dream…” (“Martin”). He spoke up and said what the African Americans were thinking.

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