Rhetorical Devices In Abraham Lincoln's Second Inaugural Address

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When Abraham Lincoln took t the stand for his second inaugural speech, people were surprised by the short but effective speech that was given. Abraham Lincoln talked about some of the motives each side had and their reasons. Lincoln used some rhetorical devices to not only persuade his audience, but to show them that things could get better. He uses it very efficiently to provide solutions and to see past their problems. One of the rhetorical devices used was ethos or his credibility. Him being the president was definitely good of credibility, but when Lincoln took the stand, the calm, cool, and collected way he stated the problems and he even provided his solutions. He also appealed to the religious side of the people when he spoke about
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