Letter from Birmingham City Jail, Ethos, Pathos, and Logos used in King's Letter. Use of ethics, emotions, and logic.

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Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King wrote the "Letter from Birmingham Jail" in an exceedingly effective way. King used his intelligence, virtue, and honesty to write an appropriate reply to the criticism he received. He also used logic and emotional appeal.

In the first paragraph King says, "... Since I feel that you are men of genuine good will and your criticisms are sincerely set forth..." He gives the ministers importance. He recognizes that these men are of "genuine food" and accepts their sincere criticism with humbleness. Dr. Martin Luther King says, "I am sure that each of you would want to go beyond the superficial social analyst who looks merely at effects and does not grapple with underlying causes." He demonstrated that he knows
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He creates images of this innocent little girl crying of disappointment slowly changing into someone resentful of White people.

A great deal of this letter was logical. In paragraph 6 King says, "In any nonviolent campaign there are four basic steps (1) collection of facts to determine whether

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