What Are The Rhetorical Strategies Used In I Have A Dream Speech

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Rhetorical strategies used in “I Have a Dream” In the Pathos Genre, You use emotional words to get an emotional response from your audience. “I Have a Dream” is a prime example of this. ”I say to you today my friends that in spite of the difficulties and frustrations of the moment I still have a dream” and “we can never be satisfied as long as our children are robbed of their dignity by signs stating for whites only” However, Pathos isn’t the only rhetorical strategy used in this amazing speech.

Analogies compare two things to make an argument. King uses this rhetorical device many times in his speech to let people understand further how oppressed the black community was at the time and in some ways still are. Some quotes that King uses to voice this are, “Now is the time to rise from the dark and desolate valley of segregation to the sunlit path of racial justice.” and “So we have come to cash this check, a check that will give us upon the demand of freedom and the security of justice”. …show more content…

King uses this rhetorical device when bringing up points in his speech. A few examples of King using this device are, “Now is the time to make real promises of democracy. Now is the time to rise from the dark and desolate valley of segregation to the sunlight path of racial justice. Now is the time to lift our nation from the quicksands of racial injustice to the solid rock of brotherhood. Now is the time to make justice a reality for all god’s children” and “With this faith, we will be able to hew out of the mountain of despair a stone of hope. With this faith, we will be able to transform the jangling discords of our nations into a beautiful symphony of brotherhood. with this faith, we will be able to work together, to pray together, to struggle together, to go to jail together, to stand up for freedom together, knowing that we will be free one

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