I Have a Dream Ethos Pathos and Logos

I Have a Dream Ethos Pathos and Logos
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  • Ethos
  • "Now is the time to make real the promises of democracy. Now is the time to rise from the dark and desolate valley of segregation to the  sunlit path of racial justice. Now is the time  to lift our nation from the quicksands of racial justice to the solid rock of brotherhood. Now is the time to make justice reality for all of God's children." (King)
  • Pathos
  •  “America has given the Negro people a bad check, a check which has come back marked ‘insufficient funds. And so we have came to cash this check". (King)
  • Logos
  • "...the greatest demonstration for freedom in the history of our nation." (King)
  • This example of pathos allows the audience to visualize there is an end to this troubled time. He conveys pathos because the audience feels empowered to take action because, "Now is the time"
  • Ethos
  • He is using an analogy is using pathos as a form of reasoning. He reasons that everyone understands money and that the listener is able to relate to being handed a bad check, when the white people are being handed good checks.
  • Pathos
  • I chose this quote for logos because it appeals to the statistic that the demonstration is the greatest one yet.
  • Logos
  • This one is Ethos because he referenced someone
  • "...a great American, in whose symbolic shadow we stand today..."(King)
  • This use of Logos in Martin Luther's Speech shows the people a fact of what has not actually took effect to every African American person, or every colored person in the United States. 
  • "When the architects of our republic wrote the magnificent words of the Constitution and the declaration of Independence. They were singing a promissory note to which every American was fall heir. This note was a promise that all men, yes, black men as well as white men, would be guaranteed to the "Unalienable Rights of Life, Liberty, and Happiness ". (King)
  • This is logos because he is explaining to the people how bad life is for a man or woman of color still is.
  • ''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'' (King)
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