ERIC Number: EJ210726
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 1979-Apr
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The Public Letter as a Rhetorical Form: Structure, Logic, and Style in King's "Letter from Birmingham Jail."
Fulkerson, Richard P.
Quarterly Journal of Speech, v65 n2 p121-36 Apr 1979
Discusses the effective rhetoric of Dr. King's "Letter" in terms of his use of refutative logic to address two audiences simultaneously, using one to provide a focus through which the other could be addressed. The "Letter" is adapted to both audiences on structural, logical, and stylistic levels. (JMF)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
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