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Martin Luther King Jr.
"I have a dream..."
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Ethos is used in this speech because an African American man, Martin Luther King Junior, is giving a speech about how the white people, and the people of color can unite as one. This is showing ethical appeal because both white, and colored people respect him for what he is trying to accomplish.
Logos is used because he is persuading the people that the world would become a better place if they all came together.
Emotion is used in the speech when he refers to everybody's kids and grandkids. He states that if segregation discontinues than the world will be a better place for the people.
In his speech, he raises a question, then answers it right away. An example of this is ""When will you be satisfied?" We can never be satisfied as long as the Negro is the victim of the unspeakable horrors of police brutality." This is a clear representation of hypophora. This device could influence the listeners bias by seeing the speakers point of view on the matter.
Martin Luther King Jr. repeats the same words at the beginning of successful phrases. Multiple examples of this are "I have a dream that one day this nation will rise up and live out the true meaning of its creed: "We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal."I have a dream that one day on the red hills of Georgia, the sons of former slaves and the sons of former slave owners will be able to sit down together at the table of brotherhood. I have a dream that one day even the state of Mississippi, a state sweltering with the heat of injustice, sweltering with the heat of oppression, will be transformed into an oasis of freedom and justice. 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. I have a dream today! I have a dream that one day, down in Alabama, with its vicious racists, with its governor having his lips dripping with the words of "interposition" and "nullification" -- one day right there in Alabama little black boys and black girls will be able to join hands with little white boys and white girls as sisters and brothers. I have a dream today! I have a dream that one day every valley shall be exalted, and every hill and mountain shall be made low, the rough places will be made plain, and the crooked places will be made straight; "and the glory of the Lord shall be revealed and all flesh shall see it together."" Anaphora motivates the listener to pay close attention in order to realize that it is very important. The repetition of words grabs the attention of the listeners.
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