Rhetorical Devices

Rhetorical Devices

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  • Ethos
  • "Let us not seek to satisfy our thirst for freedom by drinking from the cup of bitterness and hatred. We must forever conduct our struggle on the high plane of dignity and discipline."
  • Logos
  • Declaration of Independence
  • "Unalienable Rights"
  • "Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Hapiness"
  • "When the architects of our republic wrote the magnificent words of the Constitution and the Declaration of Independence, they were signing a promissory note to which every American was to fall heir.
  • Pathos
  • For Whites Only
  • "We can never be satisfied as long as our children are stripped of their self -hood and robbed of their dignity by signs stating: 'For Whites Only.'"
  • Martin Luther King Jr. uses the rhetorical device Ethos by convincing the people that moral character is important. He convinces everyone that the way of getting freedom is having good morals, and not being a malicious person.
  • Martin Luther King Jr. uses the rhetorical device Logos by providing concrete evidence to the people. He shows real life evidence that everyone is guaranteed freedom and that it says it in the Declaration of Independence.
  • Martin Luther King Jr. uses the rhetorical device Pathos by making the audience feel what it would be like if you were discriminated and feeling separated. It emotionally appeals to the audience because they know their children wouldn't want to be treated like that.
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