Letter From Birmingham Jail By Martin Luther King Jr.

Pages: 2 (290 words) / Published: Nov 2nd, 2017
In the excerpt of ¨Letter from Birmingham Jail¨ Martin Luther King Jr uses many rhetorical devices that help make his letter emphasis more on the problem that many African-Americans were facing before and during the civil rights movements. In the the letter King uses techniques like repetition to bring more focus and meanings to his ideas, allusion to relate to an event that explains King's motivation, and pathos to bring the reader to feel what he feels through what he has written. An example of repetition that King uses is on paragraph 7 in“Letter from Birmingham Jail” it states “When you take a cross country drive… when you are humiliated day in and day out… when your first name becomes “nigger” your middle name becomes “boy”... and your

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