Rhetoric In Dr. Martin Luther King's I Have A Dream Speech

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Dr. Martin Luther King uses rhetoric his “I Have a Dream” speech in order to persuade the nation to condemn segregation. His speech focuses on the injustices his people endured and the need for equality. Dr. King does not entice the crowd with negative messages but hopeful words. He utilizes ethos, pathos, and logos through the incorporation of his faith, analogies and symbols of Democracy. At the beginning of the speech, Dr. King makes use of ethos by mentioning Abraham Lincoln. Abraham, one of the most celebrated presidents of the US, brought credibility to his speech. King also quotes the Constitution to add to his argument for equal rights. Having the law of the land back his argument validated his stance. Dr. King uses checks as logos
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