His “I Had a Dream” speech was known as the most influential speech that has tremendously impacted the United States forever by its powerful rhetorics and the emotional connection to the audience. “In expressing [his own emotions] with such powerful eloquence, in connecting strongly with the emotions of his listeners, and in convincing them to empathize with others, Dr. King demonstrated emotional intelligence decades before the concept had a name”(“Dr. Martin”). He demanded to end racism throughout the entire United States. King utilized repetition, metaphors, diction and rhetorical devices, that provokes ethos and pathos, throughout his speech in order to connect with his audience as well as to motivate them to stand up and fight for their freedom they well-deserve.
The date August 28, 1963 is a famed day in American history. Thousands of men, women, and children, black and white, came to Washington, D.C. that day but, this was not a normal occasion. These thousands of people marched with the leaders of the Civil Rights Movement to the Lincoln Memorial to hear different speeches from different people. Many people think of the famous I Have A Dream speech by Dr. Martin King Jr when they hear the March on Washington. That was not the only speech spoken on that day.
If you were a male who had a high capacity for learning, you were held higher than the average person in every possible way. You were usually sought after to be a leader for your peers. Benjamin Banneker displayed his extensive education throughout his letter to Thomas Jefferson. His polite tone throughout shows his knowledge of writing and how to write for a specific audience. Plus, Banneker’s repetitive nature of the word “sir” and polite phrases such as, “suffer me to recall to your mind…” (Line 1) show that Banneker has had formal training in addressing people with the upmost respect.
“I am happy to join with you today in what will go down in history as the greatest demonstration for freedom in the history of our nation” (King 84). Martin Luther King Jr. used his I Have a Dream speech have people join him in his protest to have everyone created equal. He used words and phrases that would stick out to people or easy to understand with context clues. He was also able to pause in his speech making every word or phrase that he said important. Phrases that stood out were, “I have a dream” or “let freedom ring”.
On August 28, 1963 Martin Luther King Jr. delivered a famous speech during the March on Washington for Jobs and freedom, this speech was called “I have a dream.” This speech was focused on ending racism and equal rights for African Americans during the civil rights movement. He displays a great amount of pathos, logos, and ethos in his speech. Martin Luther King Jr. displays pathos by targeting the audience’s emotion by talking about his American dream that could also be other peoples too. He shows logos by giving a sense of hope to the people that better things will come in time. Lastly he shows ethos by using authority in his speech by using quotes from two very famous documents.
On August 28, 1963 many people gathered at the Lincoln Memorial. This is where Dr. Martin Luther King delivered the “I Have a Dream” speech. Dr. King spoke about segregation and discrimination of African Americans. Dr. King announced in his speech exactly what he wanted to do. In this speech he was speaking out for freedom and equal rights.
During the era of the civil rights movements in the 60s, among the segregation, racism, and injustice against the blacks, Martin Luther King Jr. stood at the Lincoln Memorial to deliver one of the greatest public speeches for freedom in that decade. In Martin Luther King Jr’s “I Have a Dream” speech he effectively uses ethos, diction and powerful metaphors to express the brutality endured by African American people. Yet his most important method of reaching his audience, and conveying his enduring message of equality and freedom for the whole nation was his appeal to pathos. With these devices, King was able to move thousands of hearts and inspire the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Opening his speech Martin Luther King Jr. sets up his credibility with his use of ethos, referring to the Declaration of Independence saying, “This note was a promise that all men… would be guaranteed the unalienable rights of life.” He places the strong authority of the declaration on his side to show how the American people are in contradiction to their own “sacred obligation” and the Negros have gotten a “bad check.” A metaphor representing the unfulfilled promise of human rights for the African Americans.
Persuasion of Martin Luther King, Jr's “I Have a Dream” On August 10, 1963 Martin Luther King, Jr delivered a speech that becomes historically known as the “I Have a Dream” speech. Thousands of US citizens of all races gather around the Lincoln Memorial in a joint effort in the March on Washington for Jobs and freedom, just to hear King speak. Martin Luther King, Jr delivers a speech that persuades the nation into a peaceful protest, and he does it all by using Anaphora, metaphors, and symbolism to convey a powerful message. In Martin Luther King, Jr’s Speech, he uses rhetorical devices such as anaphora to emphasize his point that “Now is the time,” By repeating this phrase at the beginning of his sentences he adds to the importance and urgency of the matter, in this case a march. While delivering this speech King has to be careful in the way he persuades the audience, and the way his sentences are portrayed.
What this means is who ever has the courage to step us must be very dedicated to what they are doing and that they we live for a long time.In comparison Dr martian Luther king parallelism was “american has given the negro people a bad check,a check which has come back marked “insufficient funds”.but we refuse to believe that the bank of justice is bankrupt.we refuse to believe that there are insufficient funds in the great vaults of opportunity of this nation.and so we come to cash this check ,a check that will give us upon demand the riches of freedom and security of justice”. King words speak for themselves king believed that the Americans were telling the negro people that they cant have freedom but he refuse to believe to listen to them he wanted to rise from below the grounds and get the freedom he and all the negro people
On 28 August 1963 Dr. Martin Luther King stood at the Lincoln Memorial with over 250,000 people gathered to hear him give his speech. His speech was “I Have a Dream.” He spoke about the problems with racism in the US. He wanted civil and economic rights restored. The first line of his speech was “I am happy to join with you today in what will go down in history as the greatest demonstration for freedom in the history of our nation” (Martin). Dr. King was there to talk about freedom.