Allusions In Lincoln's Second Inaugural Address

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In his Second Inaugural Address speech by Abraham Lincoln, incorporates biblical references and compares the North and South in order to bring them together and unite the country.
Lincoln indirectly questions the ethics behind owning slaves by referring to the bible and reveals the South using God as an excuse for racism. Quoting the bible, Lincoln concludes that “He now wills to remove” implying that God wishes to abolish slavery. The former president convoys God to have “his own purposes” suggesting to leave the war in God's hands. He alludes the South by asking about the ethics of praying to God in order to keep the cruel and unjust act of slavery. Lincoln incorporates religion in his speech to display the North and South refer to the same
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