The Gettyburg Address Thesis

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In " The Gettyburg Address " given by Abraham Lincoln at the cemetery at Gettysburg, Lincoln uses parallism, antithesis, and repetiton to emphasize the idea that this battlefield has been made holy by those who fought for the idea of freedom and in order to keep that idea alive we must continue to fight thier fight. First, throughout his famous speech, Lincoln uses parallesim to make the point that this ground cannot be consecrated because the brave men who died here have already concecrated it. In lines nine through ten he states " we can not dedicate, we can not consecrate, we can not hallow this ground " . Through his usage of words " we can not " he brands the message that this ground can 't be made holy due to the deaths of the men who
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