The Gettysburg Address Delivered By Abraham Lincoln Essay

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The Gettysburg address delivered on November 19, 1863 by Abraham Lincoln was a dedication speech to the brave men and women who fought in the Gettysburg battle. After three revisions, and hours of work, one of the most influential presidents in history delivered an articulately written speech. A speech that has gone down in history as an eloquent example of the rhetorical devices. The execution of the rhetorical triangle, by the President, created a connection amongst the audience and the speaker. The President of the United States of America, whom led America through a brutal Civil War only to emerge the nation as a united and free land, delivered The Gettysburg Address. President Abraham Lincoln was a pronounced speaker. Abraham Lincoln was a seasoned politician, and President for 2 years. As the leader of a nation embroiled in a bloody civil war, his respectable manner and authoritative courage made him a formidable force that the nation rallied to. President Abraham Lincoln established his literary skills in previous speeches such as the Emancipation Proclamation, and A House Divided. In The Gettysburg Address, President Abraham Lincoln refers to the audience as “we”. In paragraph two he states “we are engaged in a great civil war…. we have come to dedicate”. Therefor including himself with the citizens, which creates a connection. Abraham Lincoln’s connection with the citizens, political experience, leadership as Commander in Chief and President, validates his…

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