scroll to top
Stuck on your essay?
Get ideas from this essay and see how your work stacks up
Word Count: 976
Letter from Birmingham Jail Analysis In Martin Luther King Jrs Letter from Birmingham Jail King discuses the laws of segregation and the morals behind the laws in paragraphs fifteen through fifty In this section King uses a variety of writing styles or appeals to illustrate his thoughts The three writing styles that he uses are ethos pathos and logos The Ethos writing style is used to appeal to the reader is sense of ethics Describing the rights and wrongs in situations can be used to influence the reader and persuade them to understand the authors point of view Pathos is a writing style that is used to grab the reader emotionally and making them feel sympathetic to the authors point of view Logos is a writing style that uses logical statements to give the reader facts and point out viewpoints by way of common sense Martin Luther King Jr uses all of these writing techniques to help the reader understand his actions and reveal his reasoning behind them Though these writing techniques are used mostly to persuade readers it is obvious King isnt trying to persuade his readers King seems to attempt to open the readers eyes to the problems of everyday life and encourage them to take action In paragraphs fifteen through thirty Martin Luther King Jr seems to move from one writing technique to the next very gradually In paragraphs fifteen through twenty-three King uses the Ethos appeal In paragraphs twenty-three through twenty-seven King transfers to the Pathos formality In paragraphs twenty-eight through thirty King changes his writing form again using the logical appeal I enjoy reading Kings writing when he uses pathos because it gives the opportunity to place oneself in Martin Luther Kings shoes In my opinion it is a lot easier to understand Kings point of views when you can relate to the situation I also believe that when an authors writing affects your emotions it is easier
@Kibin is a lifesaver for my essay right now!!
- Sandra Slivka, student @ UC Berkeley
Wow, this is the best essay help I've ever received!
- Camvu Pham, student @ U of M
If I'd known about @Kibin in college, I would have gotten much more sleep
- Jen Soust, alumni @ UCLA