Analysis Of Martin Luther King 's ' I Have A Dream '

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I Have a Dream: Pathos
On August 28, 1963, Martin Luther King delivered his speech at the Lincoln Memorial, which included a minimum of 20,000 people that gathered after the march of Washington. In his “I Have A Dream” speech, Martin Luther king utilizes pathos to build a relationship with his black and white audience. His references to black and white children and allusions to times of slavery which appealed to both parents and older generation.
The use of pathos in his speech assisted Dr. Kings influencing in his audience by appealing to their emotions, fears, feelings, and desires. During his speech, in the first statement Martin Luther king says “I am happy to join with you today in what will go down in history as the greatest demonstration for freedom in the history of our nation” In this statement he said what he was there to do. His main point was to speak out for freedom. His feelings are quite joyful as explained in the quotation.
At the rally in Washington D.C his main goal was to let the world know what was still being done to African Americans was in just. He wanted to get as many people as possible to agree with him through powerful means of persuasion. In his speech when he says “One hundred years later, the Negros is still languished in the corners of American society and finds himself an exile in his own land”. This statement shows sympathy to Negros who have experienced racial inequality. Not only does that phrase show his empathy to Negros and their unfair…
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