Rhetorical Analysis Of Martin Luther King's Fight For Equality With White Men

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Just as his use of word choice does, King's use of juxtaposition also strongly supports his claim. King begins use of this rhetorical device by stating, “We watch black men fight for equality with white men, but then we realise they would hardly live on the same block in Chicago.” By saying this King lowers the counter arguments credibility. He is opening our eyes to the injustice present in the Vietnam War. King also uses juxtaposition to appeal to in this statement to appeal to pathos. This forces his audience to have empathy for these men who are fighting for others freedoms, while being denied their own. Without justification, King would lose the comprehension of the audience, and his message would lose relevance.
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