I Have A Dream Rhetorical Essay

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Civil rights activists, Martin Luther King Jr. In his speech,I Have a Dream, published in 1963 addresses the topic of segregation and argues that everyone should freedom and justice. He supports this claim by using ethos, then by using anaphora and finally by using metaphors. MLK's purpose is to persuade his audience into fighting for their rights in order to end segregation. He adopts an urgent and frustrated tone for his audience, the readers of I Have Dream and others interested in the topic of racism. Martin Luther starts his speech by illustrating that black people deserve freedom and justice.He uses ethos to inform his audience that, as a victim of segregation, he is qualified to talk about freedom. By stating "I am not unmindful that …show more content…
He uses anaphora to educate his audience of how long black people have been segregated by stating "We can never be satisfied as long as the negro is the victim of the unspeakable horrors of police brutality. We can near be satisfied", "Now is the time to make real the promises of justice. Now is the time to rise from the dark "and "One hundred years later, the life of the negro is still sadly crippled by the manacles of serration and the chains of discrimination. One hundred years later" he uses anaphora to show how long black have been suffering and how soon things must change. He adopts a urgent tone for an audience of civil rights activists.
MLK ends his speech by persuade his audience into fighting for equality. He uses metaphors to display how obvious equality is by stating “the Constitution and the
Declaration of Independence, they were signing a promissory note to which every American was to fall heir,” “the life of the Negro is still sadly crippled by the manacles of segregation and the chains of discrimination” and “This momentous decree came as a great beacon light of hope to millions of Negro slaves who had been seared in the flames of withering injustice.” He uses metaphors to suggests that equality is a necessity and is a right. He adopts a frustrated tone to persuade the Americans fighting for equal