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Rhetorical Devices In Abraham Lincoln's Gettysburg Address

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In the speech “Gettysburg Address,” Abraham Lincoln uses repetition to make an emotional appeal to the audience. He underscore to the people to maintain the nation in freedom and to preserve the soldiers who died at the war to fought for independence. For instance, Lincoln said, “We are met on a great battle-field of that war.” and “...we can not dedicate--we can not consecrate--we can not hallow--this ground.” In his speech he repeated the words “we” and “we can not” multiple times. These repetitions of those words makes the audience feel like they are united as a community, and to come together to restore the nation as one. Lincoln wants the audience to not forget about the soldiers who died, and to keep continuing the nation independence,
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