Luther King Use Ethos Pathos Logos In Letter From Birmingham Jail

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Martin Luther King Jr is an incredible writer and speaker which did help him when he was in the civil rights act to end the segregation of African Americans and white people.In king’s famous works such as his “I Have A Dream” speech and his “Letter From Birmingham Jail” King discusses his want to the end of segregation through the means of persuasion. By doing this he uses two types of persuasive appeals, logos(using a clear line of reasoning supported by evidence, and pathos (using loaded or charged language and other devices to arouse emotions) in King’s coordination towards each texts targeted speech and audience. King uses both of these appeals excellently and is not exactly better at one than the other mainly because of the target audience and occasion these texts are represented by.Let the rest of essay explain to you as to why this is. …show more content…

One such example of King’s speech is “let us not seek to satisfy our thirst for freedom by drinking from the cup of bitterness and hate. We must forever conduct our struggle on the high plane of dignity”(King page 262) which is a great show of charged language and shows King’s dislike in non-pacifist protest.King also uses logos in his speech to use facts to add upon his idea that African Americans will not stop in seeking their Freedom until it arrives “We can never be satisfied as long as our children are stripped of their self-hood and robbed of their dignity by signs stating: “For whites only” ”(King page 263).However in the terms of the speech King’s usage of adipose was more needed and used better because of the audience and occasion, this is because charged language is more commonly used in speeches because of its ability to intrigue the audience.Also the occasion also called for adipos due to the need of African American motivation to end segregation and take their

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