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America was proclaimed the country of the free after the war against the British however this freedom was limited Those who were subjected to slavery then segregation were those of the African descent Martin Luther King wrote The Letter from Birmingham Jail responding to his fellow clergymen on his true views of this unjust form of segregation Martin Luther King writes this heart felt letter that is world renown till this day in a jail room He was arrested for parading without a permit In this letter he informs the public of the hardships and sacrifices that the freedmen dealt with and how they cannot continue to allow their freedom to be confined any longer I think Martin Luther King is effective in his use of pathos in section 14 however when is less effective when using ethos within section 21 because of his over kill of credibility as he compares himself to heavy hitters in history King does a wonderful job using pathos in section 14 where he explains to the white moderates that wait can no longer be permitted under the current circumstances Pathos is a form of figurative language it is a quality that provokes emotion threw text and visualization With his use of detail it impacts the individuals emotional judgment He goes on to express the situations that are happening at this time where the Negro community is heavily scorn and rendered hopeless against the white racist community King then writes when you have seen vicious mobs lynch your mothers and fathers at will and drown your sisters and brothers when you see the twenty million Negro brothersin an airtight cage of poverty King 393 This section King gives the audience a sense of what these people are going through and witnessing day to day This quote alone brings up numerous emotions With just this section King draws a picture of despair that the freedmen dealt with under the
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