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A Dream Speech In Martin Luther King's I Have A Dream

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The March on Washington was held in Washington D.C in August 28, 1963 to advocate for civil and economic rights for African American. The march is known as the march for jobs and freedom. At the march, Martin Luther King Jr. gave the “I Have A Dream” speech at the Lincoln Memorial/Washington Monument to over 250,000 civil right supporters. MLK was speaking to all people, specifically to those who wanted freedom, equality, and justice. His main audience was Black American . Mr. King argues for equal opportunities and treatment for everyone specifically for African American that were mistreated. Using a variety of rhetorical devices, Martin Luther King argues effectively that racism should end and African American should have equal opportunities and treatment as others.

Mr. King uses pathos to persuade audiences emotionally. ”With this faith we will be able to transform the jangling discords of our nation into a beautiful symphony of brotherhood”(pg.5) The wording of this quote appeals to audience’s emotion that with hope we can make this nation to a beautiful symphony where all men are being treated the same as brothers.Then he deepen his speech when he bases his argument on logic. ”Five score years ago”(pg.1, aval) is referring to racial segregation on buses that occurred in 1956 and based on this Mr. King argues for an end for racism and segregation. Mr King asserts that ”a great beacon light of hope”(pg.1, dovom) is what African American are wishing. The beacon of light
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