Ethos Pathos Logos In The Gettysburg Address

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Each of these speeches reflects literary and emotional sensibilities in both American Literature and the American experience over the course of our study through common structural and figurative ideas. More specifically, each of these speak to ideas of social justice, none of them limit the individual experience of each identity in these speeches, rather it helps us to better understand our diverse experience in this world and help us to resonate with these ideas— “Justice exercised within a society, particularly as it is applied to and among the various social classes of a society. A socially just society is one based on the principles of equality and solidarity; which pedagogy also maintains that a socially just society both understands and…show more content…
To speak to both the literary and emotional sensibility at the same time, he employs these classical appeals from the beginning of the speech— first shown when he speaks to the America “conceived in liberty and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal.” By doing this, he fully engages the audience and connects to them not only as their president but as a man who too had experienced loss because of this war. By acknowledging the painful and emotional experience felt by Americans, he can effectively close on how America will survive such as he has already won the audiences’ trust through the ethos. Lincoln claims, regardless of what is said that day, that “it is rather for us to be here dedicated to the great task remaining before us -- that from these honored dead we take increased devotion to that cause for which they gave the last full measure of devotion -- that we here highly resolve that these dead shall not have died in vain -- that this nation, under God, shall have a new birth of freedom -- and that government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the earth.” Full of pathos and simplistic but passionate diction, he motivates the American people to commit to a secure, safe, and unified America. The speech from then on lodged itself into the American canon as not only one of the most recognizable because of its accessibility, but because of its ability to speak to America following the horrific Gettysburg Battle, to speak to America outside of such context,
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