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Parallelism In Letters From Birmingham Jail

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Martin Luther King Jr. uses pathos and parallelism frequently throughout “Letters from Birmingham Jail,” to persuade the clergyman to support his actions in the civil rights movement. One example of King’s use of pathos appeals to the audience’s emotions by showing King’s confidence in his endeavors. “I have no fear about the outcome of our struggle in Birmingham; even if our motives are presently misunderstood... Abused and scorned through we may be, our destiny is tied with the destiny of America.” (Page 9) The sureness King presents in this quote both instills hope in the reader and allows them to relate to King’s passion. Parallelism, in the way King uses it, connects what seems like small problems to a larger issue. King says on page
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