How Does Dr King Use Ethos Pathos Logos In I Have A Dream

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In DR.King's famous speech that was spoken in the shadow of the Lincoln monument was one of the greatest speeches ever given.In this speech he is caught using what is called pathos appealing to the listener's emotions and less so using logos giving information that proves a point with data and logic.This leads me to the conclusion that he uses pathos better and I think that he knew this too because you can see he uses this in his most important speeches or letters as it helps get support for his cause. In his ¨I Have a Dream¨ speech Dr king says things like ¨one hundred years later the Negro still is not free one hundred years later, the life of the Negro is still sadly crippled by the manacles of segregation and the chains of discrimination¨ …show more content…

We cannot be satisfied as long as the Negro´s basic mobility is from a smaller ghetto to a larger one.”Dr. King pg 263 paragraph 13. This is a logos this is one of the few times that I could find that he used a logos in his speech most of the quotes don’t tell of the struggles directly but Dr. king likes to use similes and metaphors. These logos are powerful but the pathos that he used make the experience much more relatable as a person who has never experienced segregation and that is the reason I also think he used lots of pathoses, to convey his ideas to the white people who couldn't imagine themselves in that situation. This is to help the whites imagine the experience and maybe have some sympathy for their cause ¨the Negro lives on a lonely island of poverty in the midst of a vast ocean of material prosperity. One hundred years later, the Negro is still languished in the corners of American society and finds himself an exile in his own land.”Dr. king pg 261 paragraph 3.This helps me imagine there experience much better than facts because i feel it with my emotions not actual

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