Summary Of Letter From Birmingham Jail

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In the “Letter From Birmingham Jail” (1963) Martin Luther King Jr.,revered leader of the Civil Rights Movement, argues for the urgency of changing segregation laws. He supports his argument through the uses of fluent anaphora, weighty allusion, and urging imagery. His purpose is to make known the reality of a day in the life of Negro in order to compel the recipient’s to think “What if?” Dr. King addresses the white clergymen with a respectful and dignified tone although his circumstances. ‘Wait’ another word for never to the Negro. Dr. King repeats so to reveal that African-Americans have always been waiting. That they are tired and have grown impatient of waiting for the white man to fix their black problems. “When you” he repeats

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