Analysis Of Purposeful Structure In King's Letter
Recall the writing prompt for this unit:
What makes King's "Letter from Birmingham Jail" powerful and effective? After reading King's letter, answer the question by analyzing how he uses structure and language purposefully in his text. Provide specific examples from the text to support your analysis.
Your study of structure in this assignment will begin to help you answer this question and respond to the prompt later in the unit.
Using what you learned in the lesson, complete the following chart and respond to the analysis questions in complete sentences. Some parts of the chart are already completed for you. Use the activities from the lesson to help you complete the rest of the chart.
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Curious He wants to accomplish the ideas that there’s many different religious building with a voice, but who is their voice? Connects with the net due to the fact that he talks about the voices at church.
Paragraph 10 The Church used to speak up and cause society to change, but now it accepts injustice and does not fight for others. Comparing He shows how the churches used to fight for causes and now they are weak. The paragraph before it is also about the inaction of the current church.
Paragraph 11 Talks about how long the letter is and how they were all of his thoughts while being in jail. Reflective He refers his letter to a book if he would’ve been in the comfort of his home. It is a new thought reflecting on the length of the letter and signaling the close of the text.
Paragraph 12 Hopeful prayers and thought that everything will end up on a good note. Positive He wants to give his readers hope to help him in finishing his campaign. Give readers hope
Closing He hopes that the pastors will join his cause and change society. Peaceful He wants peace again for the brotherhood. Gives the clarity of wanting …show more content…
What is the purpose of the sentence "These are the hard, brutal, and unbelievable facts" in the following paragraph?
In any nonviolent campaign there are four basic steps: (1) Collection of the facts to determine whether injustices are alive; (2) Negotiation; (3) Self-purification; and (4) Direct action. We have gone through all of these steps in Birmingham. There can be no gainsaying of the fact that racial injustice engulfs this community. Birmingham is probably the most thoroughly segregated city in the United States. Its ugly record of police brutality is known in every section of this country. Its unjust treatment of Negroes in the courts is a notorious reality. There have been more unsolved bombings of Negro homes and churches in Birmingham than any city in this nation. These are the hard, brutal, and unbelievable facts. On the basis of these conditions Negro leaders sought to negotiate with the city fathers. But the political leaders consistently refused to engage in good faith negotiation.
Response: The purpose was to add emotions into the paragraph. For questions 4-6, reread the following paragraphs from King's letter, paying attention to the way that he structures his ideas.
Paragraph 9 of