Great post and I agree with everything you said. The PowerPoint that was made to go along with Lincoln’s speech was terrible and unnecessary. I’m certain if he had used a presentation such as that one that his speech wouldn’t have been as much as a success as it was. I went in the same direction as you did when describing what we would put into the slide show for this speech.
The speech Abraham Lincoln gave on March 4th, 1865, titled the ‘Second Inaugural Speech’, was mainly political theology, in which he sought to address the major issues in which he would face in his presidency. His voice was very strong and clear, and he used diction, a passive voice, and a very well mannered tone in order to achieve the full purpose of his speech to the ‘fellow countrymen’. He achieves this effect very well, while speaking to both the North and the South about binding up the nation’s wounds that have stricken them in the core. The diction that Lincoln chooses to use displays that he is very educated, and that he wished to establish that he was speaking to both divided parts of the country, the north and the south, and that he planned on bringing the two together in his words.
Former 15th U.S. President and one of the best-known in American history, Abraham Lincoln in his speech, The Gettysburg Address, a speech delivered by Abraham Lincoln on November 19, 1863, at the dedication of the Soldier’s National Cemetery, a cemetery for Union soldiers killed at the Battle of Gettysburg during the great Civil War. The audience is people attending the ceremony, supporters of the union, and those who are wavering in the war. The purpose of the speech is to honor the fallen the fallen soldiers that fought in the Civil War and to emphasize equality, freedom and unity. The tone of the speech is noble, reverent, honorable, and respectful.
Abraham Lincoln’s Establishment of Impartiality During the Civil War Abraham Lincoln served his presidency to the United States (U.S.) during one of the most decisive and divisive time periods in the nation’s history. Lincoln began his presidency shortly after the official formation of the Confederacy in the Southern states of the U.S. President Lincoln delivered his first Inaugural Address in 1861 to an already divided nation with the knowledge that the potential for a civil war was growing and that conflict was imminent. Taking the reins of a nation that was seemingly at irreconcilable odds, Lincoln served his first four-year term as president from 1861-1865; a time period that saw the violence of the American Civil War engulf and divide an entire nation. Near the end of the Civil War in 1865, Lincoln was elected for a second presidential term. It was during Lincoln’s second Inaugural Address in March of 1865 that he was tasked with again speaking before a divided
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.
With all of the books written about President Lincoln, one might believe that there is nothing more to learn about this great man. However, Doris Kearns Goodwin wanted to show an unconventional analysis of Mr. Lincoln and how he used politics to his advantage. Three well educated men with similar backgrounds were compared alongside Abraham Lincoln who was considered to be much less educated and unqualified for the position. This trio of officials was astounded when Lincoln won the election. Over time and years of working together, the four of them had become friends and respected each other.
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.
On July 4, 1776, the Second Continental Congress, meeting in Philadelphia, declared the independence of the American colonies from the clutches of their British oppressors. Following the revolutionary war, the American Colonies gained their independence and began to function’s its own independent nation. It was not always easy, as revealed through the various battles fought during the civil war, but strong leadership throughout these difficult times held the new nation together and ultimately made it stronger. Sixteenth President Abraham Lincoln in his Gettysburg Address somberly reflects on the negatives effects of the civil war while proposing a solution for America’s issues of inequality. Lincoln supports his claim on reunification of the United States by employing antithesis, parallelism, and repetition with the intentions of honoring the lives of those lost in the battle at Gettysburg in order to construct the perfect union.
Mr. Abraham Lincoln: Dear Mister President, Allow me to start by saying thank you for permitting me to be a guest at your second inauguration. It was one of the greatest experiences. I was extremely elated. It has always been a dream of mine to compose a speech for you and to hear you speak was the ultimate honor.
In President Roosevelt’s speech, there are multiple rhetorical devices that can get a point across. Using these rhetorical devices, the audience may be able to become swayed by the main message being expressed. The goal of a speech is to catch the audience’s attention greatly and persuade them to gain similar beliefs on whatever is being spoken of. In Roosevelt’s speech, the mood expresses a ray of hope yet a feel of strictness. One rhetorical device used by Roosevelt is personification.