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People at least once have listened to a speech or been asked to give aspeech to audiences in their life time While speakers are convincinghis or her audiences some of them make audiences be subtle withambiguous texts or some of successful speakers make audiences understandeasily with their clear and obvious content of texts Speakers applytheir different stylistic techniques into their speeches to communicatetheir message to the audiences If a speaker uses these stylistictechniques well the speaker will be a great speaker in addition thespeaker gives audiences inspirations with a memorable speech in theirminds for a long time Dr Martin Luther King Jr is one of the bestspeakers in America history Dr Martin Luther Kings I Have a Dreamspeech was addressed on August 28 1963 in front of the Lincoln Memorialin Washington DC to more than 200000 black and white Americans DrKings speech not only stands out from the lots of great speeches buthis speech is also the greatest and memorable speech in Americashistory Dr Kings use of some stylistic techniques in his speech textsuch as ethos pathos and logos by using several repetitions of phrasesand metaphors strengthen his speech on the need to break racialdiscrimination in America One stylistic technique Dr King uses quite well is ethos which refersto the trustworthiness or credibility of a writer or a speaker Dr Kingestablishes himself as a reliable source Five score years ago agreat American in whose symbolic shadow we stand today signed theEmancipation Proclamation Par 2 Through this quote Dr King usesit with two different ways of ethos First he makes his credibility tothe audiences of the speech can conclude that Dr King is well-educatedon the subject of African-American history and has a passionatewell-founded opinion on the topic based on facts and historicalevidence Also Dr Kings use of Lincoln brings authority into hisspeech Lincoln was a powerful and great president who empowered theAmerican people throughout the civil war Dr King is invoking theauthority of Lincoln and his
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