Rhetorical Strategies In Abraham Lincoln's 2nd Inaugural Address

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President Abraham Lincoln was the nation’s 16th president. He is best known for disapproval of slavery. After he was elected president for his second term, he gave his 2nd inaugural Address. Lincoln was in hope to bring peace and unite the people together to end violence. He uses diction, organization, and allusion as rhetorical strategies to further his purpose of uniting the nation. To begin with, Lincoln starts out with diction. He uses diction as one of the ways he ties in with the people to persuade them. He uses the words “trust”, and “hope”. In paragraph 1, he states, ”...I trust, reasonably satisfactory and encouraging to all. With high hope for the future,...” he lets the audience know that he is trustworthy. Lincoln also uses
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