Lincoln also uses the rhetorical device, personification, during the the beginning of the speech when he talks about the founding fathers.“ Our fathers brought forth on this continent, a new nation, conceived in Liberty…”(464). In the excerpt, Lincoln is discussing the past and how it relates to America after the Civil War. Lincoln also uses personification later in his speech when he talks about the world. “.. but it [world] can never forget what they did here.” (465) Here, Lincoln is discussing that the world can not forget about the many soldiers who died
Fighting for equality was a relevant theme in early America; however, fighting was only half the struggle, once you won what happened next was up to the leaders of the new system. In Abraham Lincoln’s speech “ The Second Inaugural Address”, America is nearing the end of the civil war and Lincoln explains what should happen next as their victory approaches. Through the use of rhetorical strategies such as diction, allusion, and syntax the audience connects to Lincoln and his statements while understanding the great capability of America. Throughout Lincolns Speech he often times alludes to references the general population knows about so they can connect to him and his statements while receiving a greater knowledge of his purpose. The Bible
President Abraham Lincoln uses a variety of rhetorical strategies in his Second Inaugural Address to pose an argument to the American people regarding the division in the country between the northern states and the southern states. Lincoln gives this address during the American Civil War, when politics were highly debated and there was a lot of disagreement. Lincoln calls for the people of America to overcome their differences to reunite as one whole nation once more. Lincoln begins his Second Inaugural Address by discussing the American Civil War and its ramifications. As Lincoln gives this speech the war is winding down, which is the reasoning behind the urgency for the unity which Lincoln calls for.
In the final paragraph of his speech, Lincoln uses many words with positive connotation, such as honor, birth, and freedom in order to instill hope into the citizens of the United States. The continued use of the words “we”, and “us”, as used throughout the speech keep the steady flow of ambitions to carry on as a group awaiting their survival. The tone used when Lincoln states, “that we here highly resolve these dead shall not have died in vain” fuels the audience to continue their fight with power, in order to one day resume normal life, even better than
Through rhetoric, Lincoln heeds the American people to reunite and move past their disagreements. In the clause, “With malice toward none, with charity for all, with firmness in the right . . .” Lincoln uses an anaphora, the repetition of the same words at the start of consecutive clauses. In the beginning of each clause in our
Likewise his use of Repetition was used to restate a particular point of view. The use of repetition is used to be straight forward and the audience will more likely remember something that has been stated more than once. Examples of repetition in John F. Kennedy’s Inaugural address are “Let us never negotiate out of fear. But let us never fear to negotiate. (para 14)” and his use of repetitions’ in the beginning of several paragraphs “Let both sides(para.
Jefferson uses repetition by using same words to educate the King with what they believe in and hoping that these beliefs are enough for the King to agree with the decision of the Colonists to break apart from them without causing any bloodshed. The repeated words purpose was emphasize the feelings of Jefferson for his beliefs to change the King’s attitude of keeping the Colonist as resources for Britain and let the Colonist have their freedom. Finally, Jefferson uses restatement; Other people think that he used it effectively because it makes his message clearer and stress on key points.
Abraham Lincoln also wanted to convey that the lives lost at the Battle of Gettysburg were not lost in vain and would serve a greater purpose. He was able to accurately sum up the situation in a concise speech that he believed was not that good. The only important thing was that the message would be remembered. Abraham Lincoln’s own words, “The world will little note, nor long remember what we say here, but it can never forget what they did here”, show that he did not expect his words to have the lasting impression that they did (abrahamlincolnonline.org). The words that Abraham Lincoln spoke so long ago still apply to modern situations.
The Great Speech Abraham Lincoln on November 19, 1863 delivered one of the most iconic speeches in American History. His delivery infuses us with such raw power and emotions that poured out from the bottom of his heart will change the hearts and minds of Americans for ages to come. Abraham Lincoln did not just write one speech he made five different copies with different sentence structure and paragraph structure, to show how important the layout of the message and how it needed to be simple and to the point. Dissecting “The Gettysburg Address” we begin to understand Abraham Lincoln’s heart lies, he reminds everyone about our past and that we should honor those who fought for our freedom; he tells us “All men are created equal” only to show us what we need to work on as people in the present, he spreads hope for the future and encourages us to grow together
The Emancipation Proclamation was primarily given to resolve slavery and help give African Americans the same equal rights as white men and by including a quote declared by Lincoln, he is showing gratitude to one of the most heroic men in our nation’s history. King also states “in whose symbolic shadow we stand today,” by saying this he is referring “we” as in the thousands of people who stood before him under Lincoln’s shadow of the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, DC. To further add another indirect reference to his speech, Martin Luther King includes the image of our founding fathers as being the architects of our great nation. "When the architects of our republic wrote the magnificent words of the Constitution and the Declaration of Independence, they were signing a promissory note to which every American was to fall heir....It is obvious today