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Gettysburg Address. Michael Chunn, Breland McCully, Nick Galvin, And Eddy Ruiz . The Emotional Appeal of the Gettysburg Address. Emotional appeal- attempts to arouse the audiences feelings, often by using rhetorical devices that evoke an emotional response.

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gettysburg address

Gettysburg Address

Michael Chunn, Breland McCully, Nick Galvin, And Eddy Ruiz

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The Emotional Appeal of

the Gettysburg Address

Emotional appeal- attempts to arouse the audiences feelings, often by using rhetorical devices that evoke an emotional response.

In this Address Lincoln gives many emotional appeals because he is trying to lift the spirits of the people of Gettysburg. Although the speech was only 2 minutes long and it left many people unimpressed in the long run it came out to be a good thing.

Lincoln used this by looking back upon the battle at Gettysburg. He said “ The world will little note what we say here, but we can never forget what we did here.” And that is saying the world may never know what Lincoln gave his speech about, but the world will know about the battle and all the lives that were lost at Gettysburg.

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Why The Gettysburg Address is an Address

  • The definition of an address is a formal speech that honors an occasion or the speakers
  • The Gettysburg Address was, the president, Abraham Lincoln honoring the site of the Battle of Gettysburg as a national cemetery
  • Thus by him making a speech about honoring the site makes the Gettysburg Address an address
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Rhetorical Devices

  • Restatement- “But, In a large sense, we can not dedicate—we can not concentrate—we can not hallow—this ground.”

Abraham Lincoln, “The Gettysburg Address,”

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