His intended audience for his Thayer Award speech was the West Point cadets who would one day lead our troops into battle. The purpose of the speech was to commemorate and entrust the cadets who would lead our troops. If the speech was written for a different audience, such as a more general and civilian group, it would need to have more pathos and diction directed at the common man and woman. No matter what audience the speech is written to, it contains powerful ideas and language that every audience will understand and with any audience, the message will always be the same and it will be for hundreds of
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.
Gettysburg Speech In 2000 at Gettysburg, Coach Herman Boone presented his football team with a heartwarming, pathos speech about a historical war event to cause his players to fathom the importance of acting as a team. Coach Boone’s Gettysburg speech was a mesmeric allusion to President Lincoln’s famous dedication, and provoked a comparison between one of the hardest fought battles of the civil war and the need for teamwork. His morning practice speech is meant to inspire by arousing images, to appeal to their emotions, on the consecrated field of one of the most difficult times in American History. “Anybody know what this place is?” (American Rhetoric). He begins with a question in order to get the boys thinking on the right track.
In the "Gettysburg Adress" written by Abraham Lincoln in November 19, 1863, Lincoln uses the rhetorical devices alliteration, allusion, and diction to make his speech memorable to all the American Citizens. Lincoln uses diction to emphasize his point in writing the speech. Some diction he uses is Nobly, Endure, Detract, and Perish. Lincoln uses Nobly and Endure to emphasize the position of the soldiers and the nation. Furthermore, Lincoln also uses Detract and Perish to try and give imagery to the citizens so that they may understand the position The Great Civil War brought upon themselves.
While each speech commemorated those who had died in the war, they also inspired the remaining people to continue fighting and finish the war. To inspire the people, Pericles and Lincoln used similar rhetorical devices and different persuasive techniques. Pericles and Lincoln’s speeches both used repetition to create a lasting effect on their audience. In both speeches, the
Abraham Lincoln's Gettysburg Address written in 1865 was delivered at Gettysburg post Civil War. Lincoln's purpose behind the famous address is to remember those, living and dead, who fought in the Civil War, and that it is the duty of the living to continue the work of the fallen soldiers to keep alive the American ideals of Liberty and Freedom. To emphasize his purpose, through the usage of rhetorical devices, Lincoln includes examples of repetition, antithesis, and alliteration in his writing. As part of the purpose of the Gettysburg adress, keeping alive the ideals of American Liberty and freedom is of key importance to those who excercise it. To emphasize its importance to the people Lincoln utilizes repetition.
The reason that people are fighting is because they all want equality and that means the state of being equal, especially in status, rights, and opportunities. One example is something Abraham Lincoln mention in his Gettysburg Address that that all men are created equal. In the Gettysburg Address Abraham Lincoln wanted to remind people that all men are created equally and that is human equality, the Gettysburg Address was given in the middle of the Civil War, it was a reminder of what they were fighting for. The Gettysburg Address also honored the fallen soldiers that were lost in the Civil War or the Battle of Gettysburg. The Civil started on April 12th, 1861 and ended on May 13th, 1865 and the Gettysburg Address was given on November 9th, 1863 that was 2 years
In the Gettysburg Address, Abraham Lincoln is stating how our nation is now in unity and one accord. This nation is now a place where all men are created equal. In the Gettysburg Address, Abraham Lincoln explains how the Civil War was just a test whether our nation could endure hardships and shortcomings. I think the Civil War was also a test to see if the people of the United States of America would stand up for what they believe in. In my opinion, we take everything for granted these days, and we should be thankful for everything we have accomplished.
Some examples are people who fight in their military becaue they fight to keep our country safe from outside invaders who want to take away our freedom and rights. Another one would be people who show absolute love and loyalty to their country. According to John Mckain him and his friend Mike Christian was a prisoner at war held captive in veitnam. Christian sewed the American Flag on the inside of his jacket.”We would hang the flag and sing the Pledge of Alleigance every morning” This shows true patriotism because the American Flag gave them hope and kept the going in their hard times.
Pathos is an appeal that evokes emotion or intense feelings. The use of this appeal in Henry's speech conveyed his point to the melodramatic Convention members. To elicit passion upon his contemporaries, Henry mentioned the biblical story of the Children of Israel, more specifically the Bible verse Exodus 14:14. The book of Exodus tells the story of the Israelites deliverance from slavery to the Egyptians. Henry draws comparisons to colonial times when he says, “There is no retreat, but in submission and slavery!