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Analysis of Martin Luther King Jr.’s “I Have a Dream” Speech

COMPLETE THIS SECTION OF THE HANDOUT WHILE READING THE TEXT OF THIS SPEECH.

LOGOS

What argument is Martin Luther King Jr. making?

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List some of the denotative language he uses in his speech.

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What effect do these word choices have on the meaning his speech relays?

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ETHOS

What is Martin Luther King Jr.’s position as the writer of the text?

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How does Martin Luther King Jr. relate to his audience in a respectful manner?

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How does the relationship between Martin Luther King Jr. and his audience establish reliability in this text?

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PATHOS

Does Martin Luther King Jr. use any rhetorical devices? List them below.

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Explain the effectiveness of these rhetorical devices.

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How else does he appeal to the emotions of his readers?

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COMPLETE THIS SECTION OF THE HANDOUT WHILE VIEWING THE RECORDING OF THE SPEECH.

How does Martin Luther King Jr.’s message change when you view him giving his speech after reading it? Record your observations in the chart below.



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