Rhetorical Devices Used In Abraham Lincoln's The Gettysburg Address

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"The Gettysburg Address", a speech delivered by Abraham Lincoln, conveys its purpose through the usage of parallelism, repitition, and imagery. Those three rhetorical devices persuade the audience that respect and honor needs to be shown for those who died fighting for freedom for America. Parallelism is used to emphasize that the ones who are already dead are the ones who made the country what it is today. Lincoln states "But, in a larger sense, we can not dedicate- we can not consecrate- we can not hallow- this ground." Lincoln is proving his point by being redundant with "we cannot". This helps him deliver his speech with more clarity. Lincoln also uses repitition when delivering his speech of rememberance. He says, "...shall
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