Rhetorical Analysis Of King Jr.'s Speech

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King Jr. finds a way to emphasize his point by using the stylist technique of repetition. Repetition is used in order to make an idea stand out and show the importance of his words. In the speech in paragraph 9 he talks about how a Negro will never be satisfied. The appeal that was best used was pathos because he is asking for change. He is also expressing his emotions and what his fellow African Americans are feeling. Another one of the stylist technique King Jr. uses was sentence structure. Sentence Structure changes a speech by a choice of language, style, and tone. Throughout the speech King Jr. used short pause between words and paragraphs. For example, In paragraphs 13-20, he said “I have a dream that one day this nation will rise up and live out the true meaning of its…show more content…
His pauses because his paragraphs is what made that part so powerful. The appeal that was used for this quote was Pathos. King gave so much emotion when speaking and included his “little” children. Word choice is used when the writer chooses to expand and clarify ideas. A writer can do this by changing one word to another word to change the meaning. For example, in paragraph 2, he uses the word Negro instead of using the term African American. In the speech he says “This momentous decree came as a great beacon light of hope to millions of Negro Slaves who had been seared in the flames of withering injustice.” When he used the term Negro in the beginning of his speech he brought to light that African Americans were labeled as Negro Salves. The appeal being used was Logos because he is stating the facts about African Americans and how they are labeled as Negro
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