Rhetoric In Jail Tone

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King’s tone in the opening paragraph was very sarcastic towards the situation. He is sarcastic because he talks of secretaries but at the moment he does not have any but he chooses to reply and help with the situation. The ironic part is the fact that he is in jail and has nothing better to do. King starts this paragraph with sarcasm and irony to show the clergymen his status or authority. He basically gave them false appraisal because he he 's the one who decided to even help. 3. King uses biblical figures and events to help the reader better understand him. King is a Christian and this helps with showing authority. Basically any of the references that king makes to religion are appealing to pathos because they show emotion. The

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