Summary Of Letter From Birmingham Jail

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Martin Luther King uses many different types of appeal to prove his credibility to the clergyman. One of the types of appeals he uses to convince his audience is ethos. Ethos appeals a person through credibility. So in this letter, Martin Luther King Jr. has to establish his credibility in order for the argument to be convinced by his argument. In the “Letter from Birmingham Jail”, Martin Luther King Jr. uses allusions and first person plural pronouns in order to convince the clergyman of his credibility. By convincing him of his credibility he will be able to argue for what he believes in. King addresses his clergymen by saying “My Dear Fellow Clergymen” associating himself with the clergymen. Particularly the word “fellow” implies that

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