Essay on MLK Speech - Fairbanks Aja Fairbanks Dr Russo...

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Fairbanks Aja Fairbanks Dr. Russo English 15 30 November 2010 Paragraph 43 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., says in paragraph forty-three of the Letter from Birmingham Jail, “I must close now” (King 669). Readers are misled to believe King is finishing his closing argument. However, King makes one final appeal to the eight clergyman his letter is addressed to about the immoral brutality of demonstrators by Birmingham police. King says, “I don’t believe you would” (King 669) twice in paragraph forty-three, but this quote is not a parallel structure because the parallel structure goes beyond those few words. On the other hand, the words in the two sentences starting with “I don’t believe you would” repeat parallel structure. Both sentences use words with similar meanings such as seeing, observing, and watching. King makes an emotional appeal twice in paragraph forty-three. The first emotional appeal, pathos use sense images such as… “Angry violent dogs literally biting six unarmed, nonviolent Negroes…observe their ugly and inhuman treatment of Negroes here in city jail” (King 669). The sense images are pathos. ”Old Negro woman and young Negro girls and old Negro men and young Negro boys” is a parallel structure sentences used in paragraph forty-three. “If you would” (King 669) is stated four times and is the second parallel structure in paragraph forty-three. King describes the
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  • Fall '07
  • STJEAN,SHAWNR
  • English, Rhetoric, Martin Luther King, Jr., Nonviolence, Dr. Martin Luther King, birmingham police

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