Rhetorical Devices In Martin Luther King's Letter From Birmingham Jail

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Rhetorical devices are a use of language that is intended to have an effect on its audience. Either to persuade them or to make them see something from their own view, like metaphors, or rhetorical questions. In Martin Luther King’s “Letter From Birmingham Jail” he uses several rhetorical questions and metaphors. That was used to help people understand how he feels about the resistance to racism but in a nonviolent way. Furthermore he was trying to express his thoughts about what had happened but he was doing it in a civilized non violent or forced manner. Out of his many rhetorical devices one really stood out to me, “help men rise from the dark depths of prejudice and racism to the majestic heights of understanding a brotherhood.”(MLK Letter
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