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Prompt In persuasive writing authors frequently utilize a number ofdifferent appeals to attempt to convince their readers They can arguewith an appeal to reason logos the logical appeal they can arguewith an appeal to emotion pathos the emotional appeal and they canargue with an appeal to personal character ethos the writers appealAuthors rarely apply only one of these techniques but frequently usetwo or even all three to varying degrees appealing alternatively totheir readers emotions their reason and their own character MartinLuther King Jr is a good example of this Consider his Letter fromBirmingham City Jail 202-18 and locate two important passages in theessay that demonstrate his use of two of these appeals one that isprimarily logical appealing to reason one that is primarilyemotional andor one that is primarily ethical Discuss the twopassages you have selected and consider what is most effective abouteach What can you conclude about the effectiveness of these differentappeals You may want to refer to pages 597-612 of Reading the World fora discussion of logos appeals to logic and reason pathos appeals toemotion and ethos the writers appeal in connection with thisassignment In 3 pages make an argument claiming that King effectivelyuses two different persuasive appeals in his Letter from BirminghamCity JailMartin Luther King Jr A Man who Moved the MassesAsk any American today who Martin Luther King Jr is and they willrespond with something about the Civil Rights Movement or his March onWashington or his I have a Dream speech or even his Letter fromBirmingham City Jail Hardly anyone will mention his beautiful use ofrhetoric though which is a shame because King is a great orator and agreat writer Able to move the masses king never fails in persuadinghis audience towards a cause Without his use of rhetorical devicessuch as ethos and pathos Martin Luther King Jrs Letter fromBirmingham City Jail would lack the persuasion it needs to convincereaders of his cause Ethos a rhetorical device that appeals to the
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