Rhetorical Analysis Of Lincoln's Gettysburg Address

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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. Similar to the repetition of “we,” the word “nation” also creates a bond between the audience members. However, “nation” also gives the audience a purpose to fight:
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