I had a dream

I had a dream

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  • Ethos #1
  • "Five years ago a great American in whose sym­bolic shadow we stand today signed the EmancipationProclamation."
  • Pathos #1
  • "...one day right in Alabama little black boys and blackgirls will he able to join hands with little white boy's andwhite girls as sisters and brothers."
  • Logos #1
  • “It is obvious today that America has defaulted on this promissory note, insofar as her citizens of color are concerned. Instead of honoring this sacred obligation, America has given the Negro people a bad check, a check which has come back marked ‘insufficient funds.’”
  • MLK was using a reference to Abraham Lincoln. In Lincolns speech, he said "Four score and seven years ago". It is saying that a very well known and popular president also fought for slavery and rights.
  • Ethos #2
  • "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"
  • He is using an emotional tie when he is discussing "little boys and little girls"
  • Pathos #2
  • "...millions of Negro slaves who had been in the flames of withering injustice."
  • He is using an analogy when he says "the Negro people a bad check, a check which has come back..."
  • Logos #2
  • "This note was a promise that all men--yes, black men as well as white men--would be guaranteed the unalienable rights of life," 
  • This is ethos because he is making a connection to his own kids because they are both colored and are going through the same thing.
  • He is using the word slaves and withering injustice as an emotional tie.
  • MLK is saying that the note was a promise a reason why black men and white men would both have equal rights.
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