Rhetorical Analysis Of Letter From Birmingham Jail By Martin Luther King Jr.

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Martin Luther King Jr Martin Luther King Jr. wrote a speech called “I Have a Dream”, this speech was about helping Africans Americans get rights back to them which is also called the Civil Rights Movement. His audience was a huge group of people at the Lincoln memorial, they weren't just white or African Americans, it was a colorful mix of both. Another thing MLK wrote was his “Letter From Birmingham Jail”. He was writing to a group of 8 clergymen (male priest), he's responding to the unequalness from the newspaper he read. The speech called “I Have a Dream” was MLK’s way to get civil rights back to his people which were African Americans. He used many example such as when he said “One hundred years later, the life of the Negro is still sadly crippled by the manacles of segregation and the chains of discrimination.” (King,Pg.261). This Quote from the speech is pathos because it tells us that they are sad and crippled which might make people feel sorry for them and want to help them out. This speech also has many examples logos too, one is “When the architects of our republic wrote the Constitution and the Declaration of Independence, they were signing a promissory note to which every American was to fall heir” (King,Pg.261).…show more content…
This quote fits into pathos because it tells us that they had hopes but none of them came true, so it might make us want to try to help him and his people out. This letter also has lots of logos too. One example is “Since we so diligently urge people to obey the supreme court’s decision in 1954 outlawing segregation in the public school, at first glance it may seem rather paradoxical for us consciously to break laws”(King,Pg.276). This was good example for logos is because he backed up his point with some historical
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