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  • Ethos
  • 1 "Five score years ago, a great American, in whose symbolic shadow we stand today, signed the Emancipation Proclamation." 2 "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 foundations of our nation until the  bright day of justice emerge
  • 1 "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 ". 2  “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".
  • Pathos
  • Logos
  • 1 "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. 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.' It is obvious today that America has defaulted on this promissory note, insofar as her citizens of color are concerned." 2 "We have also come to this hallowed spot to remind America of the fierce urgency of Now." He point out the location of the speech because he considers it holy and finds the Lincoln Memorial fitting for the situation, for Lincoln also fought for equal rights of blacks. The word "hallowed"  
  • 1 This shows that a president that every American knows about, also fought for black equality. Abe Lincoln is a president that many people look up to as a role model, and by using him, the audience feel like they are fighting for the same reason.  2 His use of diction emphasizes how hard they will work for their freedom. He conveys pathos because the audience feels determined to work to be granted their rights.
  • 1 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.   2 His analogy is using logos 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.
  • 1 This shows that the Founding Fathers of our Country wanted everyone to be equal. Since most Americans praise the Declaration of Independence, this makes Americans feel like its a moral duty to enforce the statements written in the famous document, that made the USA  2 He point out the location of the speech because he considers it holy and finds the Lincoln Memorial fitting for the situation, for Lincoln also fought for equal rights of blacks. The word "hallowed" 
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