Analyzing Mckim's Speech

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1.The tone of McKim’s address was confident and passionate. His tone was filled with confidence and passion because he held no hesitation in his statement and he said what he truly felt about the aftermath of the Civil War. “There is in our hearts a double loyalty today: a loyalty to the present and a loyalty to the dear, dead past.”, this statement shows confidence because he spoke out what he thought his comrades felt about the change from Confederate to Union with no hesitation. He also shows passion in this statement by clearly stating his loyalty to a defeated belief. 2. The “Lost Cause” McKim is referring to is the defeated belief of Confederacy. This is what the “Lost Cause” is because the Confederate’s belief, McKim’s side of the
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