Compare And Contrast Martin Luther King's Speech And The Gettysburg Address

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In both the Gettysburg Address and Martin Luther King’s speech I believe that they both use emotional appeals, logic, and are meant to inspire people. First, the Gettysburg address gets people emotional so that they will continue fighting and dedicate the land to the people who died there. In paragraph three of the gettysburg address it states “But, in a larger sense, we cannot dedicate-we cannot consecrate-we cannot hallow this ground. The brave men, living and dead, who struggled here, have consecrated it, far above our poor power to add or detract. The world will little note, nor long remember what we say here, but it can never forget what they did here. It is for us the living, rather, to be dedicated here to the unfinished work which they who fought here have thus far so nobly advanced.…show more content…
Next Martin Luther King’s speech told people to not give up and let whites always be considered better than Negros but instead to continue to try to win the fight for freedom. He also says in his speech ‘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.” this too is an emotional appeal it makes people think of their own children and how they would want them to be
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