Paragraph 14 In Dr. King's Letter From Birmingham Jail

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Paragraph 14 stands out in Dr. King's Letter from Birmingham Jail because it is extremely different from the previous and following paragraphs. Dr. King's writing style changes and he suddenly takes on a much more emotional approach. In the beginning, for example, Dr. King addresses the "concerns" of the clergymen very rationally. He mentions their statements and then presents a rebuttal. He also very systematically explains the thinking process of the people involved in the various nonviolent demonstrations. However, in contrast to his previously succinct and to the point sentences, paragraph 14 contains an extremely long and detailed sentence. Here, he also changes from simply addressing the reader to actually attempting to put the reader

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