Martin Luther King Letter From Birmingham Jail Analysis

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Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s Dream from Birmingham Jail The Civil Rights Movement had a mountainous impact during the 1950s until the end of the 1960s, where colored people, mainly African Americans, were fighting for their equality. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was one of the many leaders in the movement. He also wrote many pieces speaking on his beliefs about the Civil Rights, one of these pieces being “Letter for Birmingham Jail”. King wrote this piece in 1963, during the peak of the civil rights movement, to convey many points. He uses key points to catch his intended audience’s attention, he uses comparisons to other historical leaders and events, along with his choice of words and phrases to get his point across. Over time Dr. King has had a variety of audiences who have read, taught about, analyzed and written about this piece, but not everyone was King’s intended audience. King uses various factors and quotes. He uses religion as a keypoint factor, “ ..Was not Jesus an extremist in love? -- ‘Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, pray for them that despitefully use you.’.......Was not Paul an extremist for the gospel of Jesus Christ? -- ‘I bear in my body the marks of the Lord Jesus.’” (King, 273). King uses ‘Jesus’ and ‘Paul’ to draw in his intended audience. These religious leaders were used by King to show his point on why he believed what he believed. He does not reveal to his readers his intended audience until the end, so we must infer who King is
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