The rhetorical construction of time in Martin Luther King, Jr.’s “letter from Birmingham jail”

Ronald E. Lee

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Abstract

This essay explores the rhetorical use of time in Martin Luther King, Jr.’s “Letter from Birmingham Jail” and offers an explanation of the ideological heritage that temporally unifies the discourse. The essay describes the “Letter’s” recent, historical, and spiritual time frames, accounts for the ideological purpose each serves, and explains on what ground they unite.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)279-288
Number of pages10
JournalSouthern Communication Journal
Volume56
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 1991

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Communication

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