Calendar – The Great Gatsby
Language of Composition – “Letter from Birmingham Jail”
Ø Analyzing argument of clergymen pp 260 -- Analyze the argument made by the eight clergymen in the Birmingham newspaper - Write an introductory paragraph stating the position of the clergymen and the rhetorical elements
Ø Assignment : Work on reading and analyzing King’s speech as an argument in response to the letter of the clergymen
o Divide his letter into parts and discuss the strategies he employs
o 1. To which part of the clergymen’s letter is he responding in your section (2) What is the purpose of this part (3) what is his rhetorical style in this section – (a) name the elements, (b) give examples and show how it responds to his purpose in this section of his letter
1. p 261 - Beginning after letter
P 263 – good – faith negotiation
2. p. 263 – Then last September
264 . . . more immoral than individuals
3. 264 We know
266. . . for they are morally wrong
4. p. 266 Let us consider
267. . antireligious laws
5. p. 267 I must make two honest confessions . . .
268 . . . solid rock of human dignity
6. p. 268 You speak . .
270 . . . creative extremist
7. p. 270 I had hoped that the white moderate
271 – creative protest
8. p. 271 – yes, these questions . . .
272 . . . echoing demands
9. p. 272 Before closing --
10- Do assignment for #7
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