I Have A Dream Speech Rhetorical Analysis

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Martin Luther King, Jr was and is still a very influential man especially during his era of the Civil Rights Movement, but what he is possibly most noticeable for is his I Have a Dream speech. Martin Luther King, Jr is not a man of violence, instead he is a man of words and he demonstrates that by the way he developed and presented his famous speech using literary devices such as pathos, ethos, and logos. Martin Luther King, Jr’s I Have a Dream speech was very successful in its usage of influence with the biggest ones being pathos, ethos, and logos. Pathos is a literary device that evokes pity, sadness, or sense of emotion. Ethos is a literary device that is manifested in beliefs, aspirations, or to one’s self credibility. Logos is a literary device that appeals to the audiences reasoning or rationality. Martin Luther King, Jr was born on January 15,1929 as Michael King Jr, he was the middle child of Michael King Sr, and Alberta Williams King. King Jr, grew up with his family in Atlanta, Georgia and at the age of fifteen he had entered Morehouse College in 1944. His first two years of college were seen as his lazy college years but he took up a bible class during his junior year and seemingly renewed his faith and foresaw himself with a career within the ministry. After he received several offers to continue his education for his doctoral study he decided on enrolling into Boston University. It was here he met Coretta Scott and they would have four
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