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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. The Martin Luther King, Jr. Research and Education Institute, n.d. Web. 26 Apr. 2016.

The primary rhetorical strategy in lines 21-27 (“One may…’at all’”) is best described as


a classification and division of key definitions.


an anecdote based on the author’s experiences.


a comparison between religious and secular morality.


a movement from specific examples to broad conclusions.


a description of the views of a well-known religious figure.

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