I Have a Dream

I Have a Dream

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  • Pathos
  • "This momentous decree is a great beacon light of hope to millions of Negro slaves who had been seared in the flames of withering injustice. It came as a joyous daybreak to end the long night of their captivity" (King)
  • "Five score years ago a great American in whose symbolic shadow we stand today signed the Emancipation Proclamation. " (King)
  • Ethos
  • Logos
  • "But 100 years later the Negro still is not free. One hundred years later the life of the Negro is still badly 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 languished in the corners of American society and finds himself in exile in his own land."(King)
  • King uses great adjectives like withering, and joyous to appeal to your emotions.
  • Pathos
  • "I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character. I have a dream ." (King)
  • King is referring to a U.S. hero: Abraham Lincoln
  • Ethos
  • King stresses 100 years of time to create emphasis.
  • Logos
  • "But we refuse to believe that the bank of justice is bankrupt. We refuse to believe that there are insufficient funds in the great vaults of opportunity of this nation.So we've come to cash this check, a check that will give us upon demand the riches of freedom and the security of justice. " (King)
  • King appeals to your feelings by talking about his kids, and how he wants good for them.
  • King uses a reference of god appealing to the ethics of a person.
  • "This will be the day when all of God's children will be able to sing with new meaning." (King) 
  • Here he uses metaphors and logic to fuel his speech.
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