of diction that creates a logical and emotional appeal on the audience. The main target of this speech is toward the African – American’s living in the United States. Martin Luther King Jr. opens up his speech stating that he is grateful for everyone who attended “the greatest demonstration of freedom”. At this point this speech is already creating an appeal of pathos. He then goes on to create a very logical appeal when stating that the Emancipation Proclamation gave “hope to millions of Negro slaves who had seared in the flames of withering injustice”.
“And so even though we face the difficulties of today and tomorrow, I still have a dream. It is a dream deeply rooted in the American dream” persuade people who listen this speech that start struggling with American who defaulted on the promissory note what means all men are equality and no racial discrimination, and never give it up until the Negro to be free. The examples of ethos display the purpose of speaker that free millions of Negro slaves and
King utters, “This sweltering summer of the Negro’s legitimate discontent will not pass until there is an invigorating autumn of freedom and equality,” and, ”we will be able to speed up that day when all of God’s children, black men and white men, Jews and Gentiles, Protestants and Catholics, will be able to join hands and sing in the words of the old Negro spiritual: Free at last! Free at last! Thank God Almighty, we are free at last!” This shows that King is vexed by the methods the white community is treating the black people, and is hopeful that they will change in the future, to become united as brothers and sisters. When Mandela delivered his speech, his tone in “Glory and Hope” is of exhilaration and optimism. He says, “Never, never, and never again… experience the oppression of one… suffer indignity of being the junk of the world.
Black people and even some whites gathered at the Lincoln Memorial to take a stand against segregation. There was a total of around 200,000 people. (New York Times) Many people gave speeches, but the most famous speech was Martin’s “I Have a Dream” speech. One of the quotes of his speech was “ 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 the content of their character.” This one quote inspired others and made them feel the same drive to make a difference. Martin won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1964 for his peaceful ways of protesting against segregation.
Martin Luther King Jr. was an important figure in gaining civil rights throughout the 1960’s and he’s very deserving of that title as seen in both his “I Have a Dream” speech and his “Letter from Birmingham Jail” letter. In both of these writings Dr. King uses logos - logical persuasion - and pathos - emotional appeal - to change the opinions of people who were for segregation and against civil rights. Although King was arrested for a nonviolent protest, he still found a way to justify his actions with the use of logos and pathos. MLK uses both ways to gain the attention and agreement of the audience but, he uses pathos not just more, but in a more relatable way in order to appeal to his audience. The “I Have a Dream” speech is well known throughout history to be one of the most famous speeches to be on the subject of civil rights.
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. delivered his “I Have A Dream” speech at the Lincoln Memorial in front of thousands of people, both black and white. Dr. King delivered a speech that talks about the racial inequality that existed in America for years, saying how it needed to end. The people that had attended that speech were in support of King’s ideas to end the long battle of racial injustice that was running rampant at the time. The speech resonated with people all over America, having an enormous effect that helped to end racial injustice. In the speech King used many literary devices to emphasize the importance of bringing justice to the people who had been treated unequally because this justice would will lead to peace.
Abstract: I Have a Dream is public speech made by Martin Luther King in Lincoln Memorial, 1963. It mainly talked about the equality problem of African American. Since Lincoln had signed the Emancipation Proclamation, African Americans were waiting for the day when they were really free. However, even a hundred years later, the black people were still discriminated and their life still the same. I Have a Dream was written in such condition to fight for their own rights.
“I Have a Dream...” Analysis On August 28, 1963, Civil Rights activists gathered around the memorial of Abraham Lincoln, the man that ended slavery and opened up a new world for African Americans through signing the Emancipation Proclamation. Unfortunately, African American still were not free. Martin Luther King Jr. gave the “I Have a Dream” speech that has gone down in history as a glimmer of hope for the Civil Rights activists fighting for African American freedoms. In this inspiring speech, certain rhetorical devices were used to grab the audience's attention such as, anaphora and metaphors. These devices were also used to persuade the audience.
The Power of Dr. Kings I Have A Dream Speech On April 28th, 1963 Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. delivered his I Have a Dream speech to thousands of civil rights supporters during the March on Washington, on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial. Dr. King’s speech touched the souls of every listener making each and every civil rights activist and supporter believe that a change will come. The question for you is do you consider his speech as one of the greatest of all time, if not the best? During Dr. King’s speech he used a plethora of rhetorical devices in which he used in an exceptional way with an influential tone.
King executes the use of pathos throughout his speech. Dr. King’s purpose of using pathos was to affect the audience’s emotions and work their emotions to sympathize with the African-Americans. Dr. King worked up the emotions of both black and white people that day. “And so even though we face the difficulties of today and tomorrow, I still have a dream. It is a dream deeply rooted in the American dream” (Martin Luther King I Have a Dream Speech, paragraph 16).
It came as a joyous daybreak to end the long night of their captivity” (King). In this example of a metaphor, King compares “great beacon light of hope” to the Emancipation Proclamation, “seared in the flames of withering injustice” to the pain and suffering of injustice, and “joyous daybreak to end the long night of their captivity” to symbolize the light of freedom to their long dark night of enslavement. In a way, King is trying to convince the audience to finish what others have started for them. He is appealing to the emotions of his audience, he wants them to be angry enough to take actions against this force. This force of injustice in America, between Americans.
Martin Luther King Jr. was a great leader before,during The Civil Rights movement. Martin Luther King Jr. had a purpose by giving his “I Have A Dream” speech. King gave the speech August 28, 1963 at the Lincoln Memorial. One of his purposes was to changed some people’s minds about racism. Martin Luther King Jr’s speech was for equality, and justice.
The U.S. Supreme Court ultimately ordered Montgomery to integrate its bus system, and one of the leaders of the boycott, a young pastor named Martin Luther King Jr. (1929-68), emerged as a prominent national leader of the American civil rights movement in the wake of the action.” (history.com) During the Montgomery Bus Boycott, many more Americans began to realize the serious nature of the segregation problem that was going on in the southern United States. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s “I Have A Dream” speech elucidated the issues concerning the conflict between what was written in the Constitution of the United States of America versus the ongoing segregation practices happening daily in the South. “Five score years ago, a great American, in whose symbolic shadow we stand today, signed the Emancipation Proclamation. This momentous decree came as a great beacon light of hope to millions of Negro slaves who had been seared in the flames of withering injustice. It came as a joyous daybreak to end the long night of their captivity.
He led several nonviolent protests in Birmingham as a way to advocate for change and equality for African Americans. However, after a few nonviolent protests looking for desegregation, MLK was arrested in Birmingham, AL. In April 16, 1963, while in jail Martin Luther King wrote one of the most important letters ever written as a response to the Clergyman’s Call for Unity. Martin Luther King’s “Letter from a Birmingham Jail”, perfectly applies rhetorical strategies such as Pathos and Logos in order persuade not only his main audience, which was the people supporting segregation, but all the Americans to fight for desegregation. Dr. Martin Luther King perfectly clarify his ambitions through pathos, by using words that emotionally appeal to his audience, and aims to persuade them to join him in the fight for desegregation.