Martin Luther King Jr., a minister and social activist, led the Civil Rights Movement in the United States from the mid-1950s until his death by assassination in 1968. He was an advocate for equality between all races and a civil and economic rights Activist. Because of his leadership, bravery and sacrifice to make the world a better place, Martin Luther King was awarded with the Nobel Peace Prize. His incredible public speaking skills and ability to properly get his message across can clearly be
of diction that creates a logical and emotional appeal on the audience. The main target of this speech is toward the African – American’s living in the United States. Martin Luther King Jr. opens up his speech stating that he is grateful for everyone who attended “the greatest demonstration of freedom”. At this point this speech is already creating an appeal of pathos. He then goes on to create a very logical appeal when stating that the Emancipation Proclamation gave “hope to millions of Negro slaves
down in history as the greatest demonstration for freedom in the history of our nation.” (Martin Luther King) This was the penning statement of the speech learnt or well known by anyone studying or interested in literature or history. “I Have Dream” without a doubt is rightfully one of the bet delivered over time. While his opening statement spoke of making a historical day out of the demonstration, Martin Luther King was unaware that his delivery would be equally if not more historical than the event
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s Rhetorical Analysis The ultimate goal of justice is slowly but surely still being achieved for the black community today. (SS) A day that heavily influenced this achievement was in 1963 during the March on Washington, in front of the Lincoln Memorial. (SS) The man who changed lives that day not only wanted people to hear his message, but also apply it to their live. (SS) In his famous, “I Have a Dream” speech Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. uses repetition, specific, illustrative
Audience and Occasion: Rhetorical Analysis of Robert F. Kennedy’s Statement on Assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr. Lu Jia The Occasion of the speech, its constraints and opportunities When he learned about Martin Luther King’s assassination on April 4th, 1968, Robert Kennedy had just landed in Indianapolis, Indianan for his presidential campaign activities. In spite of warnings about his own safety, he headed directly to an African-American neighbourhood to deliver the horrible news.1 He stood
knowledge and skill towards the widely accepted language, the audience gain trust towards the writer or speaker, fostering an authoritative relationship between the two. It was through my past experience that I came to a realization that impactful speech and writing, possible through the use and manipulation of proper English, serve as agents for gaining my audience’s attention. Being elected as the former President of my high school, it was my obligation to lead nearly a thousand students.