Martin Luther King Speech Rhetorical Analysis Essay

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On March 1963 Washington D.C. Martin Luther King Jr. Made a speech to the entire nation, fighting for jobs and freedom for the African-Americans. Uniting the blacks and whites in the struggle for equality and, to inspire Americans to work together to solve the problem of discrimination was King’s purpose. As King says, “Now is the time to rise from the dark … to the sunlit path of racial injustice.” King uses pathos by showing condolence and show to all the Negroes that he understands their pain. Although King’s achievement inspired people to honor the American civil rights leader’s universal howl for a further tolerant and honest world; limitless streets, places, and monuments honoring him for everything he had accomplished. King strongly …show more content…
It says, “But 100 years later the Negro still is not free…One hundred years later the Negro is still languished in the corners of American society and finds himself in exile in his own land.” He wants to let us know that nothing had changed over the year. Although, it says, “Go back to Mississippi, go back to Alabama, go back to South Carolina, … knowing that somehow this situation can and will be changed.” We can hear the hope in this part of the speech. These rhetorical strategies help King meet his purpose of uniting black and white in the struggle for equality. The effect of King’s use of these rhetorical strategies on the audience made them a human being, make them feel sorry for black people and change their mind about discrimination.
In conclusion, the successful achievement by fighting for the African-American civil rights make a historical change in the American society making everyone equal. By using some rhetorical strategies as metaphors, smiles, anaphora, repetition and dark/light imagery make King’s speeches worth it. King give us a lesson of life if you want something you might fight for it and there would be times in which you are not going to succeed but you should never give up, keep trying until the