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Rhetorical Analysis of the Gettysburg Address

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Viviana Villarreal

on 6 November 2012

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Presented by: Viviana Villarreal Rhetorical Analysis
Gettysburg Address. Background and Audience Ethos Conclusions President Lincoln gave this speech to the people of the North. The Gettysburg Address was delivered on 19 November 1863 during a dedication ceremony that transformed the site of the Battle of Gettysburg into a national war cemetery. Considered one of the bloodiest battles in American history, the battle of Gettysburg was the turning point of the Civil War. Main Point The main point of the Speech is to show that people of the north that the sacifices that their loved ones made for "the Great Task" was one that was going to worth it in the long run.
To give the people that lost someone in the war the reassurance that they didn't die in vain. They died for the greater good. In the speech President Lincoln uses the word "we" instead of "I" leading the people to believe that they feel the same way about the war that he does. Upon reading this speech i believe that President Lincoln gave this speech to give the people of the north to give them some sort of comfort. He knew that the war was leaning towards the south because they knew the land. His people needed reassurance and giving this speech, it was given to them. Pathos Style Thanks for watching.
Any questions? All men are created
Equal We are engaged
in a great Civil War that government of the people,
by the people, for the people,
shall not perish from the earth. November 19, 1863
Gettysburg, Pennsylvania Great Battle
field of that war As a final resting place for those
who here gave their lives that that
nation might live. In the speech President Lincoln talks about the soldiers that died on the battle field saying "a final resting place for those who have gave their lives"
this is the Pathos for those families that their son gave their lives for the "greater good" The speech is straight forward and easy to understand. President Lincoln uses the repetition of words to get his point across. This helps to balance the structure of the sentences
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