What is KIng's tone in theopening paragraph? How might you make an arguement for its being ironic?
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Martin Luther King's opening paragraph demonstrates irony and sarcasm. It is sarcastic because he is writing in a jail cell, which is not an ideal place to be when representing a group of people. His dry sarcastic humor comes out as he jokes about not having secretaries in prison,
“If I sought to answer all the criticisms that cross my desk, my secretaries would have little time for anything other than such correspondence in the course of the day...”