Rhetorical Analysis Of Gettysburg Address

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The Gettysburg Address was intended to be an argument to persuade. Abraham Lincoln was inspiring his troops because morale was low after the Battle of Gettysburg. They need motivation to keep fighting. Lincoln used logos by explaining that because people gave their lives defending what they believed in, the living should finish the job the dead started. By talking about the fellow soldiers who died at Gettysburg, Lincoln appeals to the pathos of his listeners. Arguments to persuade are intended to provoke action. Abraham used pathos to move his listeners, the soldiers who survived the recent battle at Gettysburg, in paragraph three "that we here highly resolve that these dead shall not have died in vain -- that this nation, under God, shall

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