The Rhetorical Analysis Of Abraham Lincoln's Speech?

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Register to read the introduction… It was bloody, the US was so deep, and it has been the most widely known death count for any war; approximately 620,000 men (Civil). At the time Lincoln gave this speech, he was being re-elected as president and slavery had just ended, one of the strongest factors in his speech alongside the election, freedom, and equality. Lincoln uses facts to make his speech believable and, without them, the entire speech could have been entirely bogus with nothing to cover it up. The idea of the Greek appeal is to let the audience know that these mentioned facts should be obvious, and Lincoln uses heavy sarcasm to as if to secretly say that everyone should know it. Lincoln writes, “All knew this interest was, somehow, the cause of the war. To strengthen, perpetuate, and extend this interest was the object for which the insurgents would rend the Union…” (Abraham Lincoln’s Second). Sarcasm develops logos in his argument with a considerable amount of bible verses and phrases that distinguishes Lincoln’s writing from other writers. By using sarcasm, he points out that slavery was the cause of the war, yet no one saw it before it was coming, oblivious to all of it. He also mentions, “Both read the same bible, and pray to the same God; and each invokes His aid against the other”. “Both read the same bible, and pray to the same God” is the most compelling part of Lincoln’s point of equality, the fact that colored and white people had no difference, …show more content…
He could not understand why he was called to speak about the Fourth of July, when it never meant anything else but the US’s independence from Britain. Nobody considered the slaves part of the Fourth of July. To Lincoln, this all seemed like something to laugh about, even if he did make his speech in despair. He states strongly that everyone seemingly knew that an interest in slaves would cause war, yet the Confederates detected nothing. Maybe they were too trustworthy in their forces. No matter, because everything had already happened, and there was nothing else to do. Frederick Douglass believed slavery could no longer be discussed, even if it was banned, and Abraham Lincoln believed that everyone was equal, though his strongest subject was the war. It would not have mattered anyways because some of the past’s problems haunt us today; even if history’s most important people of the 19th century debated it. Others may be unaware, slavery that happens in other countries, and everyone is in debt by the day they turn eighteen. Have you ever wondered where fresh vegetables magically appear at the market, or where chocolate comes from? Many slaves harvest the United States’ food such as chocolate, coffee, vegetables, and make other non-food items including handmade carpets, sweaters, blankets, and charcoal. Slavery is just one of many obstacles the nation has not overcome,

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