Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

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Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Analyzes The reverend Doctor Martin Luther King, Jr. was a man of virtues in many aspects, particularly in time that was filled with unnecessary tension and violence. He was one of the most, if not the most prominent, civil rights activist in the nineteen sixties, as well as a devoted man of religion. Often King when addressing the civil issues we once faced, he would make a point to include his religion to assert his point. King felt it was important to include his region into the subjects he cared strongly about. As well as being a reverend and civil rights leader, he was man of intelligence and education. Unlike some of his counter parts that used fear mongering to control the social setting as well as the status quo of the South, King used his logic, education, and critical thinking skills to help form a new Southern United States. He makes a prime example of this in his “Letter form a Birmingham Jail” using classic rhetoric in his letter. King’s use of powerful rhetoric is used throughout his letter is evident. He uses many different forms of rhetoric, though there four that seem most notable. The four devices King displays best are pathos, logos, karios, and his seemingly extended metaphor. The first three pathos, logos, and karios all Greek words that that used in some form of appeal. Pathos is the pathological appeal designed to appeal to one’s emotions towards a subject, while logos is the logical appeal used to give arguments for the…

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