Howe Period 1 27 February 2013 Rhetorical Devices Seven score and ten years ago, Abraham Lincoln used his powerful words to persuade his audience to take the first step in their obligation of taking action. Also, King carefully chooses the rhetorical strategies in his essay in order to make them fit with the structure. During the 1950s and 1960s he dedicated the most time of his life to abolish the differences between whites and blacks; this is to say, to end up with. I read and listened Dr. Let freedom ring from every hill and molehill of Mississippi. With this being said, I will go in depth of how Martin Luther King used these literacy devices to persuade America to change their injustice and racist ways for a better equality and freedom for all. Things have changed a lot since King Jr spoke before the masses but the fight he started has not been over yet.
He empowered the American people throughout the civil war, gained the trust of America and established a new sense of freedom that would live on until today. On the day of the speech 200,000 fellow activists were participating. We m ust forever cond uct our str uggle on the high plane of d ign ity and d iscipl ine. I chose this site because it is a slide show that shows students African American students attempting to attend all White schools. With his speech he masterfully uses Ethos, Pathos, and Logos in his rhetoric to provide proof to all Americans that racism and segregation is not the intended foundation of America. Why is it that we didn't really honor Dr. And this w ill be the d ay -- this w ill be the da y when a ll of God 's children w ill be able to sing with new meaning: My country 'tis of thee, sweet land of liberty, of thee I sing.
And so e ven thou gh we f ace the di fficulties of to day an d tomorrow, I still have a dream. What they do as anaphora a rhetorical device is support the key themes of the whole speech- freedom and justice. African American, Jim Crow laws, John F. Now is the time to make justice a reality for all of God's children. And so let freedom ring from the prodigious hilltops of New Hampshire. Therefore, this quote provides a strong appeal to ethos, and establishes credibility with his audience. One hundred years later , the Negro is still languished in the corners of American society and finds himself an exile in his own land.
For example, whites had King creates an enforced emotional appeal to the audience by using pathos, and he makes the audience feel empathy for the way that whites have treated non-whites for over a century. We have also come to this hallowed spot to remind America of the fierce urgency of Now. He refers to the Emancipation Proclamation, the document Lincoln used to set free the enslaved Negros of his time. King's develops his claims and arguments and noticing rhetorical devices. This is a contrast made clear by using contrasting language. He spoke about the injustices of segregation and discrimination of African Americans that was taking place in our nation. Land where my fathers died, land of the Pilgrim's pride, From every mountainside, let freedom ring! And so we've come here today to dramatize a shameful condition.
It came as a joyous daybreak to end the long night of their captivity. Apples and bananas are different but the difference of good and bad is harder to see. I'll also ask them to tell me whether these pieces of the text are ethos, pathos, or logos. Through the allusion, King depicts that he wants justice to overtake the injustices of discrimination, and for justice to not only overcome discrimination, but for it to flow through America forever. Allusion By using a classic. King points out how after 100 years Blacks still do not have the freedom that they deserve.
To further convey this purpose more effectively, King cleverly makes use of the rhetorical devices — ethos, pathos and logos — using figurative language such as metaphors…. African American, Martin Luther King, Jr. This is intended to display pathos, as it is very effective in bringing upon the anger and frustration felt by the large majority of black citizens in the crowd. Sadly, the speech also made King very popular, making his opponents see him as a threat, causing him to be assassinated five years later and he was unable to enjoy the fruits of his labor. And it leaves a lasting impression on the audience listening to the speech. They know what it feels like to want the best for their children.
They represent locations that were filled with racism at the time. After hearing these repetitions, the audience is filled with hope. Neither you, nor the coeditors you shared it with will be able to recover it again. Beowulf, Christianity, Germanic peoples 982 Words 4 Pages I Have a Dream The month of February marks the beginning of Black History Month which is celebrated by all African Americans both here and abroad. Anaphora: repetition of the same word or groups of words at the beginnings of successive clauses. Let us not wallow in the valley of despair , I say to you today, my friends.
S Constitution which was quoted by Dr. Five score years ago, a great American, in whose symbolic shadow we stand today, signed the Emancipation Proclamation. Through this he points out the irony of America and begins to develop his argument on why black Americans deserve equality. He is speaking out for freedom. King believed that humans live in a world where God does not judge people by their race and that people should not judge each other off of the color of their skin.
He verbalized this speech to millions of people blacks and whites. The speech he gave that day is one of the best known in American history. I have a dream that one day every valley shall be exalted, 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. He was cleverly able to rhetorically make his speech with the goal for Americans to understand and agree with him. By doing so, he establishes his credibility, by referring to the authority of a great American, and our own Constitution. The civil rights movement was becoming more and more popular at this time. This is for everybody because everybody has the right to be free under National Law.
King makes the audience feel an immense amount of emotion due to the outstanding use of pathos in his speech. Review the following literary terms. Could you find them all? He stood up and inspired a nation into action with his words. I am showing the pictures from. Why haven't we heard any announcements about it this month? His call was for blacks and whites to. This was a great man who helped changed the world for the better not only in his writing but his disciplinary ways and thought pattern.