I Have A Dream Rhetorical Analysis Essay

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Martin Luther King Jr.’s overall tone in his speech is determination; determination to gain equality for all races and colors and for the nation to unite in fighting the injustices of inequality in America in the 1950’s. I Have A Dream, is all about his dream that one day all the injustices in the world will one day disappear. The use of diction brings the reader towards his tone of determination , contributing to his overall feelings towards his mission of wanting freedom and equality, which he portrays throughout the entire speech. King uses bold words repetitively such as "freedom" "dream" and “justice” to open his argument that equality will bring freedom to the black community. He encourages everyone to assemble as a country, when he states, “With this faith, we will be able to…show more content…
King argues that, “It is obvious today that America has defaulted on this promissory note insofar as her citizens of color are concerned... America has given its colored people a bad check." this instils pathos because this causes the audience to invoke pity or sadness for African Americans, thus persuading people to rethink how people are being treated by using an analogy to compare civil rights to a check that's gone bad. King uses parallel syntax in his speeches, to help the audience comprehend the point he is trying to get across. He states, "Now is the time to make real the promises of democracy. Now is the time to rise from the dark and desolate valley of segregation to the sunlit path of racial justice. Now is the time to lift our nation from the quicksands of racial injustice to the solid rock of brotherhood. " because it really etches into the audience what he is saying constantly repeating the word now to enforce his point that he wants changes done to the inequalities of justice
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