Speaker, Audience, Purpose

Drew Louis

1. Please read this I have a dream speech

2. Please Identify and analyze the following on your own sheet of Paper:



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Speaker: Martin Luther king Jr. uses ethos to build his credibility by referring to the Declaration of Independence to invoke authority in his cause. He quotes, ‘“unalienable Rights” of “Life, Liberty and the pursuit of happiness”’ (Congress) (bible) his use of this quote is to use a supreme authority as being on his side. He is stating that the American government has neglected on the obligation to ALL of the American people. He is setting up his own credibility by tapping into authority of a great American and our constitution.

Martin Luther king Jr. uses Pathos to evoke emotion in his audience by his use of metaphors throughout his speech is keeps his audience engaged in his fight for freedom, he states “And so even though we face the difficulties of today and tomorrow, I still have a dream. It is a dream deeply rooted in the American dream.” (King) He uses the American dream to appeal to all Americans. He is saying that his dream is part of the American dream that we all deserve to have the freedom to dream.
(the Audience is the American Public)

Purpose: Martin Luther king Jr. uses logos to present his purpose and eventually persuade the American people of his purpose. When he states, “America has given the Negro people a bad check, a check which has come back marked ‘insufficient funds.’” (King) His analogy is using logic as a form of reasoning. He reasons is that everyone understands money and that the listener is able to relate to being handed a bad check
(his purpose is to eliminate racism in the U.S)