Read lines10 - 11, and check each Rhetorical Device(s) that are used.
" The brave men, living and dead, who struggled here, have consecrated it, far above our poor power to add or detract.
Read lines15 - 18, and check each Rhetorical Device that is used?
"that from these honored dead we take increased devotion to that cause for which they gave the last full measure of devotion--that we here highly resolve that these dead shall not have died in vain-that this nation..."
In his Second Inaugural Address, given one month before the end of the Civil War, United States President Abraham Lincoln surprised his audience – which expected a lengthy speech on politics, slavery, and states’ rights – with a short speech in which he contemplated the effects of the Civil War and offered his vision for the future of the nation.
Read the address carefully. Then write an essay in which you analyze the rhetorical strategies President Lincoln used to achieve his purpose. Support your analysis with specific references to the text.