Allusion In Letter From Birmingham Jail

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In “The Letter From Birmingham Jail”, Martin Luther king uses logos and allusion throughout his writing to enhance his argument for civil obedience. In kings letter he states “Birmingham is probably the most segregated city in the United States” on page one. The strong word, most, really emphasizes his point for his readers to understand what he is trying to say. This fact of Birmingham being the most segregated makes the reader think just how bad things have gotten in their city. It really makes them stop and think. King also uses allusion on page nine about God a few times. By using such a religious figure on what he is protesting this allows the reader to second guess his opinion on civil obedience. With this superior figure added to his
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