How Is Mlk Used In Letter From Birmingham Jail

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Have you ever thought about the techniques Martin Luther King Jr. used in his speeches? Or how some are statistics, while others really trigger the emotions in people and touch their hearts? In the famous speech “I Have A Dream” by Martin Luther King Jr, MLK gives a speech to a large crowd of people in front of the Lincoln Memorial in Washington D.C. The famous letter written by Martin Luther King Jr, “Letter from Birmingham Jail” was written while MLK was in jail for a public speech, and he writes back to criticism to 8 White Clergymen. King uses logos and pathos in different ways to appeal to different people, in large crowds king uses more pathos to appeal to their feelings to make a change, ut in the letter to a smaller audience he uses …show more content…

While in the letter King talks about why he did what he did, he brings up the fact of the organizations for people and the Christian movement for human rights and how only one single organization is for rights. “We have some eighty five affiliated organizations across the South, and one of them is the Alabama Christian Movement for Human Rights.” (272 King). King uses this in the letter to the 8 Clergymen because they attacked him for protesting and they were Christian members who worked with him so he wanted to use that fact to make then understand why it was wrong what they did. Although in the letter King used more logos, he did use pathos to help persuade and make the reader understand his perspective. Now, King talks about how they have been promised things, and promised new changes in laws but it just turns into another lie and let down of the African American community. “As in so many past experiences, our hopes had been blasted, and the shadow of deep disappointment settled upon us.” (273 King). King uses this pathos in his letter to shown the men that the broken promise of the Alabama Christian Movement for Human Rights promised another ‘broken promise’. He uses this to appeal to their emotions so they understand why he was upset and

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