King's "A Letter From Birmingham City Jail": An Analysis
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Martin Luther King Jr., one of the greatest speakers for the Black
civil rights movement, had written many great works in his time. Two of his
pieces stand out as his greatest works, Letter from Birmingham City Jail; a
letter written from a jail in Birmingham where he was arrested for
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.... King's use of first person clearly defines it as him
talking to the clergy members, not a convention, or a rally, nothing
In his first paragraph, King establishes why he is in Birmingham,
however, he is not clear, as he states, ". . . [he], along with several
members of [his] staff, [are] [there] because [he] was invited [there].
[He] is here because [he] has organizational ties [there].". In other words,
he was there because what he does brought him here, kind of like a job.
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