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Straus - July 2023

Writing Prompts

7/25– Continued discussion of the rhetorical effectiveness of King’s writing.

7/26-- Essay Three: 
In a 3 -5-page essay, discuss the effectiveness selected passages from King’s letter.

Quote King’s letter and John Trimble’s chapter “Readability. “ Analyze several passages as you explain the stylistic and thematic power of King’s prose. Use the MLA citation format, and include a works cited page.

 8/1-- Essay Five:
In a 4 – 6-page essay that cites at least three sources in addition to "Letter from Birmingham Jail "  explore the importance of King's observations about the need for "illegal" action in the face of injustice. This essay asks you to address the content of King''s writing rather than its stylistic prowess.


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