Essay on Rhetorical Analysis of the Letter from Birmingham Jail

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Letter from Birmingham Jail is a letter that explains the controversy that occurred when the clergymen purportedly criticized Luther’s entrance into Birmingham. Luther King Jr writes this letter to the clergymen who had insinuated that the situation of racial discrimination was in control by the law administrators and was not to be intervened by King and his group, the outsiders. The letter is published by the program of Teaching American History - Ashland University and dated on the day and date upon which the letter was written. The statement from the author may be excerpted from his argument that I am here for organizational ties and because there are lots of injustice here and I’m here to restore and fight for human rights (The…show more content…
In paragraph 2, King outlines the hierarchical leadership in his organization and the relationship between his organizations with other organizations that are contrary to the obvious reason he was striding to. It is of absolute no impact to tell the clergymen of the honor he serves as a president of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference. He ought to have stated the exact reasons of his coming to the City and the link of the same to the mandates of the organization. I believe this was to reveal much on himself and the position he was in the SCLC and it was a nice approach to give them detailed information (The Atlantic Monthly, 78).
In paragraph 1, the King tells a story of how he operates in his office and what kind of job his secretaries does in relation to issues linked to criticisms. This is a way of addressing the emotions of the audience, the clergy for he gives further reasons as to why he would respond to the clergy’s statement in the letter. This also gives the clergy a mere reason to be responded to as expected. He thought his statement on the King’s presence was provocative enough to gain special interest, while the King did that as a norm in his life (The Atlantic Monthly, 81). This is a disclosure of how his operations and activities have been criticized in the past and was to inform the clergymen that they were not the first people to
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