How Does Mlk Use Ethos Pathos Logos In I Have A Dream

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The speech “I Have A Dream” by Martin Luther King was the most compelling because he used 3 of the rhetorical devices. MLK used logos, pathos, and ethos. He used logos by appealing to the audience’s ethics by saying pieces of evidence that he thinks is for the best. He used pathos by appealing to the audience's emotions and giving examples that hit home and we can give sympathy to them. He used ethos by appealing to the audience’s logic, he used pieces of evidence like important documents from the past and he uses that to support his side. The central idea of “I Have A Dream” is that there was the Emancipation Proclamation (DOI) and white people aren’t obeying that and the time is now for people to obey this. The negroes aren’t going to blow …show more content…

He is saying that they cannot be satisfied until the white peoples ethics change and the negro are no longer being the victim of brutality, only then they will be satisfied. But although I read when MLK said that meaning to appeal to how white people need to change his ethics, I also think he’s trying to say what he knows is best for this country and what is best for the wellbeing of …show more content…

Ethos means to appeal to the audience’s logic. In the speech MLK uses a lot of references to earlier document in life and he used logic when doing that. For example, “All men are deserving of American liberties,” which I know liberties is a big word and some people may not know what that is but he used logic and knew it meant the state of being free. MLK also says, “... black men as well as white men, would be guaranteed the ‘unalienable Rights’ of ‘Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.’ “ he refered to those documents earlier in time when Thomas Jefferson said those things, he uses logic by bringing up the past to support his side of the

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