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Houlton, Kristin

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ENGLISH 102

January 20, 2018

The Gettysburg Address Breakdown Discussion

The
nation is in trouble, as it may not be able to hold on to that liberty. During
this epic time period the
people in the battle of the civil war have died for that liberty. Freedom
results in the liberty for the people because of the sacrifice made by the soldiers.
Abraham Lincoln was successful in the use of pathos during his Gettysburg
Address.

 As Lincoln stated in his Gettysburg address “Four score and
seven years ago our fathers brought forth on this continent a new nation,
conceived in liberty, and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created
equal. “He identified of course that amongst the
principles by which his audience believed, perhaps none were stronger than
those recognized in the Bible and Declaration of Independence, and included
references to both of these documents.

First, in one of the books of the
bible (Psalms 90 Verse 10) states: “The days of our years are threescore years and
ten…” (Note: a “score” is equilvent to 20 years. So,
basically what Lincoln is referring to is that a human life is abruptly 70
years.)By saying which, Lincoln’s “Four score and seven years ago” was a
Biblically suggestive way of looking backwards eighty-seven years to the
signing of the Declaration of Independence in 1776. That specific document
stated the following infamous line: “We hold these
truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are
endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights that among these are
life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.” (Declaration of independence)
To simplify it, referencing and reciting areas both in the Bible and the
Declaration of Independence, Lincoln is indicating that if his audience can
relate and understand him. Those documents and the audience’s ability to trust
the written words should be enough for the population to follow and trust
Lincoln himself.  However, now that there
is a civil war, the nation is in trouble as it may not be able to hold on to
that liberty. The people in the battle of the civil war have died for that
liberty. Freedom results in the liberty for the people because of the sacri?ce
made by the soldiers.

In his famous Gettysburg address to
dedicate the battlefield as a final resting place for the soldiers who so
bravely fought, Lincoln poured his one hope for his embattled nation-that
through poured sacrifice we as a nation would have a new birth of freedom, and
that out new democracy of and by all equal peoples would endure.

The Gettysburg Address is organized
because it focuses on liberty and talks about why liberty is important the
balance and

Abraham Lincoln is persuasive in the
Gettysburg Address because he discusses liberty in the introduction and
restates the importance of liberty in the conclusion. The introduction is
strong because Lincoln discusses liberty and he hooks the reader in by
discussing freedom in the Gettysburg address. To attain this soldiers gave up
their liberty and freedom to protect and to attain freedom. The conclusion has
strengths in organization and convincing. The focus of liberty is never lost in
the organization and that the ideas of the Gettysburg Address blends with
Abraham Lincoln addresses. However, the conclusion falls short as some
weaknesses appear due to not mentioning the greater understanding of the time
it would take to attain such freedom and Lincoln not stating words to the
families in form of gratitude and peace for the loss of their loved ones.

 

In conclusion Lincoln’s Gettysburg
Address was inspiring and motivational. He was very organized and persuasive in
the use of pathos during his address. 
Lincoln identified of course that amongst the principles by which his
audience believed, in the Bible, and Declaration of Independence, Lincoln used
references to help persuade his audience’s at that day in age, and in term
gambled their faith in hopes of gaining their trust and support. Freedom
results in the liberty for the people because of the
sacrifice made by the soldiers.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

References

Dulgan, Andrew “Speech Analysis: Gettysburg Address –
Abraham Lincoln,” Published: Nov 14th, 2011:

Lincoln, Abraham.
“Transcript of Gettysburg Address (1863).” 1863. 11 January
2018.

The Holy bible (Psalms 90
verse 10)

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