Rhetorical Analysis Of Learning To Read By Malcolm X

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In the excerpt, Learning to Read, from the Autobiography of Malcolm X, Malcolm X writes how he learned to read while serving time in prison to how this tool helped him have the political influence. Malcolm X describes his amount of influence in his peers and how that became about, starting with his educational experience in prison, stating how many people thought that he had a higher education than he actually did. He started with a dictionary, so he could begin to “study [and] learn some words”. His tone describing this is relaxed and formal but later changes when X starts to discuss the oppression of black men and how they were fighting for social justice but points out that in order to receive civil rights they would have to “[win] human