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Letter From Birmingham Jail Questions
Mrs. Williams English II
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How did the clergymen describe King's public demonstrations?
"unwise and untimely"
Why does King choose to come to Birmingham?
"Because injustice is here"
How does King feel about being called an "extremist"?
At first he is DISAPPOINTED, but he comes to feel SATISFIED with the label.
How does he change the connotation of the word "Extremist" so that it works in his favor?
He explains how Jesus was an extremist for love and how other famous figures were extremists for positive things.
How does King reply to the notion that African Americans should "wait" for social justice?
He explains how when an African American hears "wait," it almost always means "never."
What type of rhetorical device is used in this statement: "I justice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere"
Why was King arrested in the first place?
"parading without a permit"
What rhetorical devices are being used in this passage: "Isn't this like condemning a robbed man because his possession of money precipitated the evil act of robbery? Isn't this like condemning Socrates because his unswerving commitment to truth and his philosophical inquires precipitated the act by the populace in which they made him drink hemlock? Isn't this like condemning Jesus because his unique God-consciousness and never-ceasing devotion to God's will precipitated the evil act of crucifixion?"
What type/s of rhetorical device is used in this statement?: "Whatever affects one directly, affects all indirectly."
What type/s of rhetorical device is used in this statement?: "There can be no gainsaying the fact that racial injustice engulfs this community."
What type/s of rhetorical device is used in this statement?: "Are you able to accept blows without retaliating? Are you able to endure the ordeal of jail?"
What type/s of rhetorical device is used in this statement?: "Why direct action? Why sit ins, marches, and so forth? Isn't negotiation a better path?"
What type/s of rhetorical device is used in this statement?: "I would agree with St. Augustine that "an unjust law is no law at all."
What type/s of rhetorical device is used in this statement?: "Any law that uplifts human personality is just. Any law that degrades human personality is unjust."
What type/s of rhetorical device is used in this statement?: "Can any law enacted under such circumstances be considered democratically structured?"
What do we call the act of disobeying a law on the grounds that the law is inherently "unjust."
Statement that says less than it means; often used for comedic effect
Reference to a famous person, work of art, piece literature, or historical event
Combination of two words of opposite meaning
A questions asked to. make you think; it does NOT require an answer
a mild/ pleasant phrase used instead of an unpleasant one
Assigning human qualities to something that is not human
an extreme exaggeration
A comparison using like or as
placing two elements side by side to present a comparison or contrast
Phrases or sentences of a similar construction/meaning placed side by side, balancing each other
the repetition of a word or phrase at the beginning of successive clauses
the repetition of a word at the end of successive clauses or sentences
A comparison without using like or as
Repeated use of sounds, words, or ideas for effect and emphasis
the art of using language effectively and persuasively
an appeal to character or credibility
Appeal to emotion
Appeal to logic or reason (statistics, data, etc)
As a mom of 7 kids, I only use Gain laundry detergent for tough stains. (Ethos? Logos? Pathos?)
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To whom did MLK write his letter from Birmingham jail?
Fellow Alabama clergymen
List 4 of the "extremists" for good that MLK lists in his letter
Jesus, Amos, Apostle Paul, Abe Lincoln, Thomas Jefferson, John Bunyan
What are the four basic steps of nonviolent direct action that King discusses?
1.Collection of facts to determine whether injustice exists
3. self purification
4. direct action.
According to King there are TWO types of laws. What are they?
Just and unjust
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