Rhetorical Analysis Exercise #4 Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address, designed to motivate his audience to work together, fight for what’s right, and honor the fallen soldiers, uses repetition and antitheses to emphasize the importance of winning the war. Throughout the speech, Lincoln repeats many words to reiterate his ideas. His repetition of “we” unifies the audience, which helps them unite against their enemies. They are motivated by his words to work together and honor the men who have lost their lives here by winning the war. Lincoln also repeats “nation” many times in the address.
By calling attention to this issue and not letting it sit on the back burner to marinate; he is starting a change in how issues are handled or how they are supposed to be handled. If the unrighteousness of oppressing citizens to freely express themselves through speech or peaceably assembly. Martin Luther King Jr.’s words will never be forgotten; in fact, they will forever be carved into our history books for decades to come. His words were not only important in a political manner, for they were also important to the citizens who believed in his words on a grander scale. He impacted endless lives of his time who stood alongside him for what not only he believed in, but what countless others did as
In a state of turmoil, unification is essential for a country to successfully move forward under one power. In his Second Inaugural Address, United States President Abraham Lincoln mentions the destruction created after the Civil War but also the peace that will come for the future of the country. Abraham Lincoln attempts to unite the American people after the Civil War through the use of confidently hopeful tone, the appeal to emotions, and the use of Biblical references. Throughout the Inaugural Address, Lincoln maintains a confidently hopeful tone towards the United States citizens to ensure there would ultimately be unity. He states in a flashback that “four years ago all thoughts were anxiously directed to an impending civil war.” This is to mainly contrast the mindset the citizens of the United States have with the one he has.
Another logical point Mr. Henry makes is when he says “...we have done everything that could be done to avert the storm which is now coming on...petitioned...remonstrated...supplicated...and implored its interposition...there is no longer any room for hope.” He points out to the convention that they have tried every other possible way and the outcome remains the same—failure. Logos was a necessity in convincing the Virginians to agree with him; he could not just say he had a feeling they should go to war or say the bible helped convince him, he needed actually proof. Through Patrick
Including this example, “now is the time to make real the promise of democracy, and transform our pending national elegy into a creative psalm of brotherhood.” Moving on, when King used convincing examples, he made the church and every reader in the following years acknowledge that something had to be done. King describes negative effects that segregation still has with usage of convincing examples. Additionally, Martin Luther King also uses many examples of figurative language to persuade viewer’s opinions of his cause. His metaphors and similes bring importance to his letter because they describe an inside look and feel on the effects of unequal rights that the church and readers have not ever seen before. In the end, Martin Luther King Jr. fought and died, to bring people of all color equal rights; his words with stylistic influence made a big impact on the United State’s society issues.
He doesn’t want to dwell on the future, but work on the present. He wants to conduct change and orchestrate harmony among the states. Also, especially, from paragraph 2, Abraham Lincoln starts using the pronoun “all” and, different forms of it, more often to highlight the inclusiveness of the aggregation, North & South, and to make everyone, including himself, on equal ground. This is to bring a sense of unity and appeal to reason. By bringing a sense of unity, he tries to achieve peace and ease in the tension.
The word light was used by Henry, to show again that his views are like gods, and he is not against them. Extending his use of ethos Henry shows that he is religious and that he is establishing his stand as a Christian. Along with using biblical notes he also used a motif to show that the light is the same as fighting for God 's truth. Throughout the speech, Henry establishes various efforts to connect with his audience. He uses logos to show the convention that he has completed his research and fathoms what he is talking about.
Lincoln uses optimistic diction when employing words such as "cherish" and "lasting peace" to convey a message of harmony. It is seen clearly in his word choice that Lincoln calls for a lasting and fair peace, but not only between the North and South. He also calls the American people to apply this concept of peace with other countries and in foreign policy. Throughout his Second Inaugural Address, President Abraham Lincoln employs a variety of rhetorical strategies to promote unity between Americans. As Lincoln once said, “A house divided against itself cannot stand.” Abraham Lincoln’s address to the American people can be applied in today’s current political climate.
He sets the atmosphere of righteousness within the North by using long, lengthy sentences and words like “dreaded” to describe how the North and the South felt about the “impending civil war”. In acknowledging the morals and humanity of the enemy, Lincoln boosts himself up showing that he is the “bigger man” essentially. Lincoln also says that the government before the Civil War tried to do nothing else “than to restrict the territorial enlargement of it [slavery]” showing everyone that the North did not try to abolish slavery but merely contain it. By that logic, the South would be the aggressor seeking to tear apart the Union by their desire for economic gains beyond what they already have. This would naturally make the audience even more eager to fight for the side of justice and
If we were more triumphant we would accomplish more than if we were commencing and embracing in hastily war. Lincoln did not know if he were to live to see the nations rebuild and reunite, he trusted what was right would be done. The power and firmness in the “right” of God gives us the “right” to see. “We hope.” “We Pray.” We, a very powerful word when used in the right way. Lincoln was deliberately pulling the nation together as one.