The Literary Success of Martin Luther King’s “Letter from a Birmingham Jail” Martin Luther King, Jr. is a hugely important historical figure. He founded the civil rights movement and achieved great leaps in equality for the African American in the United States. Further than this, King paved the way for other races to be acceptable in the eyes of the status quo, based on a commitment of non-violent protest and action against racism. Martin Luther King Jr. changed history through his compelling speeches and written works, such as “Letter from a Birmingham Jail.” “Letter from a Birmingham Jail” uses such literary devices as alluding to God and religion, figurative language and logical questions to drive his points of racial equality home....The end:
.....ample and logical evidence, a trust and respect in King for his unassumptive explanations and propositions. Martin Luther King revolutionized civil rights for many people all over the world. He did this through his effective position and the articulation of his position. “Letter from a Birmingham Jail” is an example of his mastery of the written word and his passion for his struggle for equality. Through Biblical and religious references, powerful figurative language and logical questions and answers, King states his point and makes a case for his ideologies. Works Cited King Jr, Martin Luther. “Letter from a Birmingham Jail. The Norton Reader, 12th ed, Linda H Peterson & John C. Brereton, eds. New York: W.W. Norton & Company, 2008.