Please read “Letter from Birmingham Jail” looking closely for examples of Dr. King’s use of Ethos, Pathos, and Logos to make his argument. After you finish the readings, please post one finding that represents each point of the rhetorical triangle and discuss why he uses each appeal at that specific point in the essay. Also, discuss definitional argument and how Dr. King’s definition of “wait,” “time,” and “extremist” changes our understanding of those words, and more importantly, how it affects his main audience, the eight Alabama clergyman that wrote the letter telling him to leave Alabama.
Specific examples for the reading
Identify and analyze appeals to the Rhetorical Triangle