A Rhetorical Analysis Of The Gettysburg Address

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Abraham Lincoln was the speaker of the Gettysburg address. The Gettysburg address was delivered on November nineteenth, of eighteen sixty-three. It was delivered after the battle of Gettysburg. It was about our country, how it’s growing and developing, yet undergoing hard times: how it was developed and was made to be what it was back then and what it is today. The Gettysburg address’ audience was intended by Abraham Lincoln to be the entire nation, despite the fact he said this speech may not be very popular later on into the future. This speech was given because after the few days of the battle of Gettysburg, the president, surviving soldiers, and captains of the war were walking around the battlefield. After seeing all the fallen men who…show more content…
When Lincoln says this, it means he is saying which of us can stand stronger and last longer. “We have come to dedicate a portion of that field, as a final resting place for those who here gave their lives that that nation might live”. Here this is saying that for all those who lost their lives fighting on behalf of that great nation, they have come there to honor and say thank you. It is thus their final place to go and they will rest there for eternity. These examples influenced the tone and content by showing sadness, and this sadness was shown by Lincoln talking about those who have fallen. This influences his motivation to move on (move on like in the war). They must move on because they cannot forfeit or give up and put those who lost their lives in vein. Also, the first sentences of the second paragraph talks about the engagement of a civil etc. and so this is partially why Lincoln delivered it. Also as said before he delivered this because after walking around and seeing all those who died, it was only right of him to say some words. Some persuasive and rhetorical techniques used in this speech are the fact that he is credible. The more ethos you have, the more persuasive you will be. His credibleness is present because he gives examples of ethos. The audience of this speech is intended to be the entire nation. Back in the 1860’s, the
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