Letter From Birmingham Jail Rhetorical Analysis

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Martin Luther King Jr. has argued a lot about the urgency of changing segregational laws in Birmingham. The nonviolent direct action program he engaged in seems to be the biggest thing he done to get people to listen to what he has to say or to want to know more about his cause. During his speech he gives a lot of reasoning and a lot of examples as to why he feels the way he feels. Not only does he use credible sources, but he speaks in a way and tone that makes him sound very professional. He doesn’t give up any information without having a good resource to back him up. He seems to very much understand and know what people want to hear so that’s why he says some of the things he does. King uses a lot of rhetorical strategies and allusions to make his arguments true.
Starting off, King was invited to Birmingham to engage in a nonviolent direct action program (like I mentioned earlier). Not only was he there for this reason, but he was there because he knew there was “injustice” there. While he is talking of the injustice in Birmingham he states, “Just as the prophets of the eighth century B.C. left their
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Sure, each thing he brought up he did somehow have a great credible resource for each thing. With what he was saying about all the things that were prejudice and happening, there is no way that us today know every single one of those things to be true. He did use credible sources, yes, but we weren’t alive in those days so we have no way to be absolutely sure. Just like people today, they use credible sources for the stories they want to tell, but tell just enough to make what they are wanting to say sound good. Some people, never give the whole full story or the other person's side of the story. They just go along with what they believe in and give credible sources so it will sound good with what they are talking