I Have A Dream Speech Analysis

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Have you ever heard of the “I Have a Dream,” speech, or the Gettysburg Address? These intense speeches can be compared and contrasted in many different ways shapes and forms. They can be seen similar and different through the variety of appeals they use, the style of describing their rhetorical devices, and the quality of language they apply. Both of the elocutionists speak their speeches for a specific reason and clarify their point and to change the views of their audience. Even though they suspect the perspectives of their audiences such as lawmakers and officials may not change at all, they remain determined to their goals and future accomplishments. With the diversity of each appeal each speaker uses it makes the speech even more sensitive, and relatable. Including the uses of the Logical Appeal (Logos), and the Emotional Appeals (Pathos). The Logical Appeal is the uses of statistics, metaphors and similes, and finally the uses of providing testimony. In the I Have a Dream speech, Dr. King expresses his evidence by using metaphors such as, “Let us not seek to satisfy our thirst for freedom by drinking from the cup of bitterness and hatred.” This metaphor represents how they do not want to find their freedom through bitterness and hatred just like how they are treated. With the Gettysburg Address, Abraham Lincoln does not use metaphors through his logical appeal to convey his evidence, he uses facts and statistics, such as, “Now we are engaged in a great
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