Martin Luther King I Have A Dream Rhetoric

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Martin Luther King Jr. wrote a wonderful piece of art. The speech, ”I Have a Dream” which he presented in front of the Lincoln Memorial in Washington DC to millions of americans on August 28, 1963. Even after his death it is still effective to the new generations 54 years later and so breath taking. How? Martin Luther King Jr. used the rhetorical triangle as well as anecdotal evidence to put many persuasive factors into his writing. Therefore it is so powerful along with effective and still brings passion to men and women 54 years later.

Martin Luther King Jr.’s speech was/is a very powerful and effective piece of writing. For example in the text he uses pathos,”a great beacon light of hope to millions of Negro slaves who had been seared in the flames of withering injustice. [...] One hundred years later, the life of the Negro is still sadly crippled by the manacles of segregation.”(MLK). This quote shows the touching and emotional part of how the Negroes at this time is not living the life they were promised about 100 years later. Martin Luther King pulls with your heart strings to show you the emotional part of how the racism is affecting people therefore makes his speech powerful in the audience’s eyes and if it is powerful enough, which it is, the speech will have an effect on the audience’s perspective.

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uses anecdotal evidence throughout the text but this one stands out,”I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but the content of their character.” (MLK). This shows that MLK was very passionate about his children and loved them dearly. This makes his speech very powerful because he uses anecdotal evidence that shows that he too is connecting and not just writing something that is not meaningful also when he connects his life he can also bring in other experiences such as when he talks about his children other parents can
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