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"Reasonable Terms"

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Letter from a Birmingham Jail, Martin Luther King, Jr., 1963

King, Martin Luther, Jr. "Letter From a Birmingham Jail." Letter to Bishop C. C. J. Carpenter, Bishop Joseph A. Durick, Rabbi Milton L. Grafman, Bishop Nolan B. Harmon, The Rev. George H. Murray, The Rev. Edward V. Ramage, The Rev. Earl Stallings. 16 Apr. 1963. Kinginstitute.stanford.edu. The Martin Luther King, Jr. Research and Education Institute, n.d. Web. 26 Apr. 2016.

In lines 1-11 (“My dear…reasonable terms”), the author’s primary rhetorical strategy is to

A

illustrate his own tolerance and patience.

B

moralize about societal injustice

C

distinguish himself from his accusers.

D

garner sympathy from his audience.

E

outrage readers by describing his situation.