In the "Gettysburg Adress" written by Abraham Lincoln in November 19, 1863, Lincoln uses the rhetorical devices alliteration, allusion, and diction to make his speech memorable to all the American Citizens. Lincoln uses diction to emphasize his point in writing the speech. Some diction he uses is Nobly, Endure, Detract, and Perish. Lincoln uses Nobly and Endure to emphasize the position of the soldiers and the nation. Furthermore, Lincoln also uses Detract and Perish to try and give imagery to the citizens so that they may understand the position The Great Civil War brought upon themselves.
In the article “Evil Swirling Darkness” by Lauren Tarshis it explains how the people of Joplin, Missouri worked together to get through the tragedy of the Joplin tornado. The article states, “Instead, they speak of the power of their faith, the strength of their community, and the generosity of the thousands of people from around the country who came to help heal their wounded city.” The people and community worked together to heal and repair the city of Joplin. The article also states on page 10, “They recall how in the years since, their entire family has gone to other disaster areas to help people as others helped them.” The quote explains how Bennett and his family helped each other and the community recover from one of the deadliest
Many of his poems used a magnificent rhyme and rhythm pattern that captures the audience in a way that singing a song does in the modern world. In his poem “Paul Revere’s Ride” he uses different elements to pull in the reader. Symbolism is mostly noted in this poem, and in the poem says “The fate of a nation was riding that night" this pushes the American audience into thinking that they too are fighting in the war. Longfellow creates this dynamic setting by using every American’s inner patriotism to get the reader to engage deeper into the story. Further in this story you read “And the spark struck out by that steed, in his flight”, giving a great example of metaphor.
Protest music was an effective tool used as a weapon in peaceful protest. Singers and songwriters would express their views through the lyrics of their songs, effectively spreading awareness and informing people about the changes that need to take place, and the ideas of peace over war. Protest music was a major contributor in the escalating support for the peace movements, as well as many other movements, against the horrors of the Vietnam War and increasing acts of sexism, racism and the lack of equality in America in the 1950s and 1960s. Many famous artists took the initiative to write protest songs to spread awareness about the cause, generating a broader impact and having different effects on the many different members of society. Protest
Popular artists and authors shared their talents. Blacks fought for the idea of a “New Negro” which had a purpose of changing the way people viewed African Americans. Many of them battled against racial inequality for higher social positions (Parker). In addition, the change in gender roles was remarkably apparent through this time period.
People who participated in the exposition either if they were: rich or poor, businessmen or politicians, ordinary citizens or country folks, former slaves or slave masters, former Confederate soldiers or Union soldiers. The Tennesseans participated in the celebration because they felt a patriotic spirit about who they were, and that they were the leaders of the New South with progress in agricultures, commerce, industry, and education. The exposition showed their pride in their heritage and the future of their state. After Tennessee’s secessions from the union, Nashville became the 1st southern city occupied by Union forces. The Tennesseans had volunteered to lead their state out of the ashes of the war between the states and reconstruction into the new century.
Martin Luther King Jr. inexplicably opened the eyes of Americans across the nation with his role in the movement and his use of resonating imagery, excellent emotional appeal, powerful voice, and evocation of logic in his “I Have a Dream” speech. With such an enthralling rhetoric he gained a vast amount of support and exponentially increased the pride in standing up for what’s righteous and just. Exemplifying the throes of being a colored person, King evoked sympathy whilst simultaneously applying the valid logic that no human should be subjected to lesser standards. His rhetoric wholly changed American history that day and thus conveyed his ability to maintain equanimity throughout all of the
Music by folk singers “helped to spread the ideals and social commitments of the civil rights movement to a growing number of young white Americans” (Ashby 355). African Americans during this time period would write about their hardships and the pressing times of the civil war movement, hopefully to get others on their side as well. At the same time, there were groups of white folk singers that would sing about the benefits of racism and why they should continue to oppress African Americans. Folk music was one of the first genres that actually expressed social ideas, which not only helped African Americans in their civil rights movement, but it hurt them as
That fear translated into thousands of United States’ citizens suffering from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder. The death toll is still climbing today as New Yorkers and rescue workers from across the country battle cancer due to the environmental hazards suffered in the aftermath of Sept. 11, 2001. Not only has the government been dramatically changed, but every American has been affected in some way from the events of
Like many others, they too were saddened to hear about the devastating news. Without wasting any time they got into action. The government announced that Royal Commission to help in managing the disaster. The government provided money through Centrelink to the bushfire affected people. They immediately provided adults with $1000 and kids with $400.