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Kings A Letter From Birmingham City Jail An Analysis Martin Luther King Jr one of the greatest speakers for the Blackcivil rights movement had written many great works in his time Two of hispieces stand out as his greatest works Letter from Birmingham City Jail aletter written from a jail in Birmingham where he was arrested fordemonstrating peacefully to clergymen who didnt agree with his views andI Have a Dream a speech given by King in front of the Washington Memorialat a huge civil rights tea party Both works convey the same message thetime has come where Black Americans will not stand for civil injustices anylonger The way in which the works are written however are different forone is a letter to be read by a few and the other is a speech to beA Letter from Birmingham City Jail is exactly that it is a letterKing wrote to a group of clergy members who disapproved of his actions inBirmingham City The fact that this is a letter is blatantly apparent rightfrom the beginning Kings use of first person clearly defines it as himtalking to the clergy members not a convention or a rally nothingIn his first paragraph King establishes why he is in Birminghamhowever he is not clear as he states he along with severalmembers of his staff are there because he was invited thereHe is here because he has organizational ties there In other wordshe was there because what he does brought him here kind of like a jobIn the second paragraph he becomes crystal clear by stating thathe is in Birmingham because injustice is there Not only doeshe present why he is there but he justifies it by alluding to biblicalcharacters such as the Apostle Paul and Paul who did the same Notonly is this a show of intellect but it is as well an appeal to the sensesof his audience for
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