Through his words he was attempting to ignite the passion within his audience

Through his words he was attempting to ignite the

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spoke with passion. Through his words, he was attempting to ignite the passion within his audience and that they could bring the long cherished dream of equality true. It is why he adopts words such as quicksands, racial injustice and God’s children to bring the gravity of the situation before everyone and to help them realize how they could overcome their fear and work in the direction of racial justice and empowerment together. “This sweltering summer of the Negro’s legitimate discontent will not pass until there is an invigorating autumn of freedom and equality. Nineteen sixty-three is not an end, but a beginning.” From sweltering summer to invigorating autumn, this is how King spoke and conveyed his message.This is another attempt at connecting with and pulling on the heartstrings of the audience. He strives to prove that the
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African American people take a whole hearted step towards freedom from racial injustice. “And those who hope that the Negro needed to blow off steam and will now be content will have a rude awakening if the nation returns to business as usual”. These words are emotionally charged however, King is not trying to incite people for violence or destruction. He is speaking of the determination in the hearts of the African Americans and their “never say die” attitude which makes them unstoppable. He is imploring for the entire nation to take the issue of racial inequality seriously. In this way, King uses pathos in his speech to energize his audience and to churn their emotions. There are several lines which are the “meat” to ignite hope in people’s hearts and to bond with their emotions.
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