Rhetorical Analysis Of King's Speech

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To begin with, ethos and pathos is used in King’s speech to appeal to the audience. Especially the audience who are unaware of the issue that is mainly discussed in the speech. “Five score years ago, a great American, in whose symbolic shadow we stand today, signed the Emancipation Proclamation” (King 2). Quoting Abraham Lincoln on “five score years ago”, King explains that Emancipation Proclamation haven’t changed anything ever since Lincoln signed it. Emancipation Proclamation declares that “all persons held as slaves are, and henceforward shall be free.” However, no change has been made after “One hundred years later” and they are still “sadly crippled” and their lives are “chains of discrimination” (King 3). By using this metaphor, King
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