Gettysburg Address Literary Devices

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In the Gettysburg Address Abraham Lincoln utilizes antithesis, repetition, and parallelism to reinforce his purpose for this address and deliver an emotional tone that can persuade all people to continue to fight the same fight that these men died for. First of all, Lincoln exercises the literary device, antithesis, to deliver an emotional appeal. For example, he states "... as a final resting place for those who here gave their live so that a nation might live." The following words "gave their lives", meaning dead, and "might live", meaning still alive, contradict each other stating that in order for something to have survive, something had to die. In this particular address, in order for America, the nation, to be still standing is due
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