Let us not wallow in the valley of despair, I say to you today, my friends. And so even though we face the difficulties of today and tomorrow, I still have a dream. It is a dream deeply rooted in the American dream.
And if America is to be a great nation, this must become true. And so let freedom ring from the prodigious hilltops of New Hampshire. Let freedom ring from the mighty mountains of New York. Lat Freedom ring from the heightening Alleghenies of Pennsylvania. Let freedom ring from the snow-capped Rockies of Colorado. Let freedom ring from the curvaceous slopes of California.
Five score years ago, a great American, in whose symbolic shadow we stand today, signed the Emancipation Proclamation. This momentous decree came as a great beacon light of hope to millions of Negro slaves who had been seared in flames of withering injustice.
This quote is an example of Ethos because MLK is telling the nation how he is their friend and a fellow American who has a dream that will free this nation. Which is a reliable source.
This quote is an example of Pathos because while using repetitive phrases MLK really had emotion and passion in this quote while giving his dream for America.
This quote is an example of logos because MLK used many facts and well known historical events to help support his speech.