Essays Tagged: "Letter from Birmingham Jail"

Martin Luther King. Speaks of "Letter from Birmingham jail"

Rhetoric IMartin Luther King Jr.'s brilliant dissertation, 'Letter from Birmingham Jail', details injustice, segregation, and inequality in Birmingham, Alabama, ... .As well as rhetorical questions, King uses both anaphora and epistrophe frequently throughout his 'Letter from Birmingham Jail'. 'Was not Jesus an extremist for love: Love your enemies, bless them th ... and marches.'But what else can one do when he is alone in a narrow jail cell, other than write long letters, think long thoughts and pray long prayers?'(48.356) describes King's days of incarceration. ...

(3 pages) 350 0 4.6 Nov/1996

Subjects: History Term Papers > North American History

Martin Luther King Jrs argument for a new community based on the segregation in the south

n Luther King Jr. responds to the "Public Statement by Eight Alabama Clergymen" with his document, "Letter from Birmingham Jail". King argues for a new community of equality by citing problems with th ...

(4 pages) 100 0 4.6 Nov/2002

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

"Letter From Birmingham Jail" by Dr. King.

or hate or will we be extremists for love?" Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. states this in his famous " Letter From Birmingham Jail" in which he responds to white clergy-men who critize him for " unwise a ... e him for " unwise and untimely demonstrations". During the jail sentence he serves, he writes this letter where he addresses the clergymen and expresses his attitude toward the statements made about ...

(2 pages) 179 0 3.0 May/2003

Subjects: History Term Papers > African Studies - History

"My Wood" by E.M Forrester and "Letter from Birmingham Jail" by Martin Luther King Jr.

Both "My wood" and "Letter from Birmingham Jail" use persuasion in their arguments; however, they both use another form ... point of view.King and Forester use all three elements of the rhetorical triangle. The text in "Letter from Birmingham Jail" uses mostly logos and pathos. King uses these to appeal to the clergy's ... hat, the piece with the less weighty fallacies between the two would have to be the Birmingham Jail letter. Aside from its popularity, King carefully crafted his argument. No one can argue against his ...

(4 pages) 121 2 4.6 Nov/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American > Authors

Comparison of MLKJ and Thoreau.

. Even when his own life and the life of his family were threatened, King remained peaceful.In his "Letter from Birmingham Jail", he could only hope that what he had written will be seen as the truth: ... ould only hope that what he had written will be seen as the truth: "If I have said anything in this letter that overstates the truth and indicates an unreasonable impatience, I beg you to forgive me. ...

(3 pages) 66 0 3.7 Nov/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

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

Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King wrote the "Letter from Birmingham Jail" in an exceedingly effective way. King used his intelligence, virtue, an ... s nonviolent actions should be labeled "extremist." Dr. King says, "If I have said anything in this letter that is an overstatement of the truth and is indictive of an unreasonable impatience, I beg y ... , the ministers can feel that his actual emotions behind this sentence was anger. Further on in the letter he says,"...when you suddenly find your tongue twisted and your speech stammering as seek to ...

(3 pages) 185 0 3.7 Jan/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

The Sin of Morality in Martin Luther King Jr.'s "Letter from Birmingham Jail," Virginia Woolf's "In Search of a Room of One's Own," and Henry David Thoreau's "Civil Disobedience"

r of words can be effectual are illustrated in the essays written by Martin Luther King Jr. in "The Letter from Birmingham Jail" (1963), Virginia Woolf in "In Search of a Room of One's Own" (1929), an ... ally, the distressing issues of their time became more apparent.Works CitedKing, Martin Luther Jr. "Letter from Birmingham Jail." The Norton Reader. Ed. Arthur M. Eastman. New York: W.W. Norton & ...

(7 pages) 128 0 5.0 Jun/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American > Authors

Martin luther king's letter from birmingham jail study

The letter was ostensibly conceived in response to a letter that had recently run in a local newspaper w ... h had claimed that the protest were "unwise and untimely." However King also deliberately wrote his letter for a national audience. We believe that King states in the first sentence himself that he do ... they should stop this segregation and that the black are not to be mistreated. Martin Luther Kings "letter from Birmingham Jail" strives to justify the desperate need for nonviolent direct action, the ...

(5 pages) 232 3 4.8 Oct/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

Compare/Contrast the writing styles and technique used by Thomas Jefferson and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

g, Jr. were brilliant men. The Declaration of Independence, written primarily by Jefferson, and the Letter From Birmingham Jail, written by King, are perfect examples of their intellect. Looking at th ... nce had aspirations of obtaining a new form of government, away from the King of England, while the Letter From Birmingham Jail was intended to help move America toward a desegregated future. Jefferso ...

(4 pages) 53 0 3.0 Nov/2004

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Language Studies > Writing


LETTER FROM BIRMINGHAM JAIL RESPONSE.Martin Luther King Jr.'s revealing, 'Letter from Birmingham Jai ... ting without a license, Dr. King's words continue to reach far beyond the bars of his prison in his letter from Birmingham jail.Martin Luther King addresses the concerns and criticisms of his fellow c ... American history. Reading his words have cemented my admiration for his methods and his ideas. In "Letter from Birmingham Jail" he exposes the hypocrisy of the South and expresses his willingness to ...

(1 pages) 163 1 3.5 Nov/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American


o be returned to his owner for slavery. Parallel to Thoreau's ideas is Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s Letter from Birmingham Jail that underlies most of Thoreau's ideas against injustices. Thoreau and D ... ndividual without having to pay the penalty for it" (Thoreau 24).This idea is similar to Dr. King's Letter from Birmingham Jail: "But now I must affirm that is just as wrong, or perhaps even more so, ...

(5 pages) 37 0 1.0 Apr/2005

Subjects: Humanities Essays

Letter from Birmingham Jail.

The "Letter from Birmingham Jail" as a speech to the white Americans.Martin Luther King wrote his "Letter ... d for non-permitted parading in a protest against racial segregation in Birmingham, Alabama. In the letter, the biggest amount of criticism was addressed to the fellow clergymen and the Church that di ... nti-segregationist, he doubts his previous determination after reading the first paragraphs of the "Letter from the Birmingham Jail". He realizes that - yes; indeed, he did sit idly at home. Martin L. ...

(2 pages) 138 0 3.3 Oct/2005

Subjects: Law & Government Essays > Civil Rights > Black Awareness & Racism

A Testament of Hope - Martin Luther King.

"Letter from Birmingham Jail" is a clearly written essay that explains the reasons behind, and the me ...

(3 pages) 60 0 5.0 Dec/2005

Subjects: History Term Papers

Rhetorical uses in "Black Men and Public Space" by Brent Staples

struggled for the racial movement and gained many valuable results such as Martin Luther King Jr. (Letter from Birmingham Jail), James Balwin (Stranger in the village) and so forth. Brent Staples was ...

(4 pages) 86 0 0.0 Feb/2007

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

Satyagraha - Letter from Birmingham Jail a comparison between Ghandi and Martin Luther King Jr.

Mohandas Gandhi's, "Satyagraha," and Martin Luther King Jr.'s, "Letter from Birmingham Jail," each argue for non-violent civil disobedience. However, each author us ... swers, it forces them to think differently. It forces them to think like King. Throughout the whole letter King does such an incredible job of allowing his audience to think for themselves but then pr ... Mohandas. "Satyagraha." Writing About the World. Navajivan Trust. 206-211.King Jr., Martin Luther. "Letter from Birmingham Jail." A World of Ideas. Ed. Joan Daves. Writer's House LLC, 1963. 172-189.

(4 pages) 41 0 1.0 Mar/2007

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

M.L.K. vs. Clergymen of Alabama Position Paper.

demonstrate in Birmingham, Alabama and his intentions were fully justified. M.L.K. explains in his letter from Birmingham Jail to the clergymen of Birmingham in April 1963, every aspect of the proces ... rmingham in April 1963, every aspect of the process, which led to his civil rights actions. In this letter he concretely justifies everything his organization has done and makes outstanding arguments ...

(2 pages) 17 0 3.0 Apr/2007

Subjects: Law & Government Essays > Civil Rights

Kings Letter To Birminham Jail

Martin Luther King's "Letter from Birmingham Jail" Analysis "A good person is someone who defies law if he t ... is quote said by Aristotle is a good example of what Martin Luther King Jr. is trying to say in his letter from Birmingham Jail. King tries to show the difference btween just and unjust laws, i ...

(2 pages) 22 0 0.0 Apr/2001

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Martin Luther King Jr. “Letter From Birmingham Jail”

Martin Luther King's use of figurative language in "Letter from Birmingham Jail"� is an effective way for him to reinforce his thesis about non-v ... nforce his thesis about non-violent protest and race discrimination. The figurative language in the letter enhances the letters persuasive qualities of pathos, ethos, and logos to evoke emotion and sw ... or protests of a non-violent nature against racial injustices in Birmingham, Alabama and wrote this letter to the eight Alabama clergymen while in jail. Through the figurative language in his letter h ...

(5 pages) 61 0 5.0 Jul/2001

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Martin Luther King

se group of people has been undisputedly etched into his reputation. In Martin Luther King Jr.'s "A Letter from Birmingham Jail" addresses actual events that took place during a time when inalienable ... ey the 1954 ruling of the Supreme Court that desegregated schools across the nation. Throughout the letter King states clearly his views of just and unjust laws and actions that were being implemented ...

(4 pages) 19 0 0.0 Oct/2001

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Martin Luther King JR

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.A Letter From Birmingham Jail By Leigha Haller History 1100YA Professor P. Jasen March 5, 2001 Introdu ... address King's followers as their own. King was not to be silenced as he published his now classic "Letter From a Birmingham Jail."� A Cry for Justice Alone in the jail corridors Martin Luther ... tion of facts about injustice, negotiation, self-purification, and direct action. King regarded his letter as spiritually and emotionally cleansing, a way in which to vent his emotions. He defended th ...

(14 pages) 54 0 5.0 Oct/2001

Subjects: Literature Research Papers