Rhetorical Analysis Of Letter From Birmingham Jail

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In his letter “Letter from Birmingham Jail”, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. writes in response, a public state of concern to his clergymen. The letter was written in April 1963 based on the racial segregation that took place in Birmingham, Alabama. Dr. King was in jail because he was protesting segregation against blacks in Birmingham. He also uses logos when giving logical reasoning to better explain current events to catch the reader’s attention. He also uses ethos to gain credibility on the matter of racial inequality and negligence, to get the audience’s attention. MLK Jr. wrote the letter in response to a public statement of concern to eight white religious leaders in the south. King begins with making use of logos throughout the beginning

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