Assignment: 03.06 Respond to Writing Prompt
Write a basic thesis statement and a revised thesis statement in response to the writing prompt.
Writing Prompt
What stylistic elements does King use to influence his readers? After reading and analyzing "Letter from Birmingham Jail," write an essay in which you answer the question and analyze structure and language in his text, providing three or more examples to illustrate and clarify your analysis. What conclusion can you draw about the power of this text?
Write your Basic Thesis Statement in the space below.
Martin Luther King Jr. uses metaphors and analogies in his letter to appeal to the spectators from an emotional point of view and persuade his audience to join his anti racist movement.
Go through the Thesis Statement Essentials Checklist. It is okay if you are not able to check off some of these characteristics.

Is your thesis statement one sentence? Yes
Does it answer the question? Yes
Does it use specific words? Yes Does it take a stand? Yes Could someone have a different interpretation? No
Does it answer “Why does this matter?” or “So what?” Yes
Based on the checklist above, revise your thesis statement so that it has all of the above qualities and include it here.

Martin Luther King Jr. uses metaphors and analogies in his letter to the spectators from an emotional point of view and he uses figurative language and urgent tone to make his text relatable and important.

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