Martin Luther King Mlk Rhetorical Analysis

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Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. wrote a very empowering speech in August 28, 1963 and an informative letter in the margins of a newspaper on April 16, 1963. Dr. King took his time to speak out for every African Americans rights, that made him known as the leader of the Civil Rights Movement. The speech that Dr. Martin Luther King Jr wrote “I have a Dream” gives a pathos feel, building ups emotions towards real equality for each and every person, and not just separate, but equal living conditions. It also gives a logos appeal. The speech also called for Civil and Economic Rights. The “Letter from Birmingham Jail” that Dr. King wrote was to create a logos appeal and pathos appeal as well. It defends the strategy of nonviolent resistance as he writes his letter to his fellow clergymen.

Dr.Martin Luther King’s “I have
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believes in equal rights. He uses the Constitution and the Declaration of Independence as a way to testify that black and whites were meant to have the same rights. “ This note was a promise that all men, yes, black men as well as white men, would be guaranteed the “unalienable Rights” of “Life, Liberty, and the pursuit of Happiness.”(p 262) When Dr.King presents this information, it is a way for him to inform everyone to look at these documents. It does not say white men and women are treated this way and African Americans deserve no respect; it says each and everyone have the same rights.

“Letter from Birmingham Jail” was wrote in the margins of a newspaper as Dr.Martin Luther King Jr sat in a jail for loitering on the street during a protest.” For instance, I have been arrested on a charge of parading without a permit. Now, there’s nothing wrong in having an ordinance which requires a permit for a parade. But such ordinance becomes unjust when it is used to maintain segregation and to deny citizens the First-Amendment privilege of peaceful assembly and protest.”(p 277) He says this to logically argue unjust
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