MLK I have a dream speech

MLK I have a dream speech
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  • Ethos 
  • "Five score years ago a great American in whose symbolic shadow we stand today signed the Emancipation Proclamation." (King)
  • Pathos
  • "There will be neither rest nor tranquility in America until the Negro is granted his citizenship rights. The whirlwinds of revolt will continue to shake the foundation of our nation until the bright day of justice emerges." (King)
  • Logos
  • "But one hundred years later, we must face the tragic fact that the Negro is still not free. One hundred years later, the life of the Negro is still sadly crippled by the manacles of segregation and the chains of discrimination. One hundred years later, the Negro lives on a lonely island of poverty in the midst of a vast ocean of material prosperity. One hundred years later, the Negro is still languishing in the corners of American society and finds himself an exile in his own land." (King)
  • This quote uses ethos because King references a historical figure Abraham Lincoln. This gives him credibility because it makes him look like he knows what he is talking about. 
  • Ethos
  • This quote shows pathos by talking about something that they can connect to and have done wholeheartedly. They everyone there had most likely done a protest before and were passionate about it.
  • Pathos
  • This quote uses logos by giving statistics of 100 years ago the Negros where in the same state as they were then. 
  • Logos
  • This shows ethos by referencing the Constitution and showing everyone that he has done his research and knows what he is talking about.
  • "This note was a promise that all men, yes black men as well as white men, would be guaranteed the 'Unalienable Rights' of 'Life, Liberty, and the pursuit of Happiness." (King)
  • This quote represents pathos because of the location that they are in. Since he is in front of the Lincoln Memorial he is referencing to the Civil War when the Negros won their freedom.
  • "We have also come to this hallowed spot to remind America of the fierce urgency of Now." (King)
  • This quote is showing logos by talking about checks that everyone understands and comparing good checks to white people and bad checks for the Negro people.
  • "America has given the Negro people a bad check, a check which has come back med insufficient funds." (King)
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