"I Have A Dream"

Evan Chrismon
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Evan Chrismon
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I have a dream

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"I Have A Dream"
1 Background Information
1.1 Speaker: Martin Luther King jr.
1.2 Audience: His speech was aimed towards all Americans.
1.3 Goal: Martin Luther King jr. was trying to bring equality amongst all races, ethnicity, and genders in the world especially in Alabama.
1.4 Context: He wanted everyone to be treated equally, he wanted African Americans and caucasian people to all be treated the same.
2 Ethos
2.1 Direct Quote: "Let us not seek to satisfy our thirst for freedom by drinking from the cup of bitterness and hatred".
2.1.1 Effect: This quote is from the bible and Martin Luther King is basically makeing the Americans believe that they should not fight for freedom when they know they will never get it because of how bad the world is.
2.2 Direct Quote: "The unalienable rights of life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness".
2.2.1 Effect: Martin Luther King can be viewed as credible because Life, Liberty, and the pursuit of happiness is from the decleration of independence.
2.3 Direct Quote: "Five ~core years ago a great American in whose symbolic shadow we stand today signed the Emancipation Proclamation".
2.3.1 Effect: This make Martin Luther King sound credible because Aborham Lincoln was famous for being president and he used "Five score seven years ago" in one of his famous speeches.
3 Pathos
3.1 Direct Quote: “Now is the time to rise from the dark and desolate valley of segregation to the sunlit path of racial justice.”
3.1.1 Effect: This effects the audience because it makes them feel/ have a deep connection with Martin Luther KIng.
3.2 Direct Quote: When Martin Luther King raises his voice and raises his hands in the air.
3.2.1 Effect: This creates a passionate emotion and makes the crowd feel like Martin Luther King has strong feelings about African American freedom.
3.3 Direct Quote: “But one hundred years later the Negro is still not free;”
3.3.1 Effect: This creates emotion because this quote is saying that "Negros" face large amounts of discrimination and hate. Discrimination and hate is not good, and it sometimes make people feel sympothy towards those people.
4 Logos
4.1 Direct Quote: "This momentous cleeree is a great beacon light of hope to millions of Negro slaves who had been seared in the flames of withering injustice".
4.1.1 Effect: This supports Martin Luther King's idea of equality and why he wants equality amongst everyone.
4.2 Direct Quote: "Five score years ago, a great American, in whose symbolic shadow we stand today, signed the Emancipation Proclamation".
4.2.1 Effect: This is logical because the Emancipation Proclomation declared slaves free and blacks were no longer to be treated property.
4.3 Direct Quote: “America has given the Negro people a bad check, a check which has come back marked ‘insufficient funds."
4.3.1 Effect: This creates reasoning with the audience because they can reason with cashing a check and unsifficient funds.
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