Rhetorical Analysis Of Letter From Birmingham Jail

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“Letter from Birmingham Jail” is letter written by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. King read letter written by Eight Alabama Clergymen, which criticized the discrimination protests in Alabama and King himself. In this letter, King writes about racial problems in Alabama. In order to make this an effective response, King writes his “Letter from Birmingham Jail” and applies a variety of rhetoric strategies such as ethos, pathos, and logos to prove his arguments valid on his letter. At this time, King was in jail and wrote this letter without any research materials. King applies his powerful knowledge to write letter, and he uses logos, ethos and pathos to make his arguments more effectively.
Logos is one of the most powerful strategies for effective arguments. Logos is the statements or arguments used to convince the audience by providing reason. King often uses logical reasoning, word, and evidence to reach intellectual of the audience. For
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Pathos or emotional appeal is how the writer pull his writing that speaks to the audience hearts and values. In “Letter from Birmingham Jail” King uses a lot of pathos to speak to his audience hearts and values. King states that “We have waited for more than 340 years for our constitutional and God-given right” (168). King tries to establishes himself and all black community is as an emotional appeal. Furthermore, King describes you never understand because you never felt the stinging a small of isolation to say “wait”, because of black color. Also, he explains many examples of obstacle that black community face every day. For example, six-year-old black person daughter which can’t go public amusement park. Because only one reason, she is black. King tries to explain segregation of black community does not go anywhere; it lives every generation and black people have to deal with that. This example of six-year old daughter which is straight to speak audience