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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 author’s tone in this passage can best be described as


sympathetic and tender


unflinching and aggressive


assertive and measured


pedantic and scholarly


detached and analytical

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