Wood also analyzes Obama’s use of references in his election night speech. He discusses how “Behind his speech were the ghosts of Lincoln’s First Inaugural” (610) as well as “the explicit reference to King’s famous phrase about how ‘the arc of the moral universe is long, but it bends toward justice’” (611). Both discussions of Lincoln and Martin Luther King Jr. are included to show how Obama believed his election to be a turning point in history as Lincoln and King’s speeches were a turning point in their time period as well. It was imperative for Safire and Wood to discuss the allusions to others’ speeches in both of their analysis as without the references to others’ speeches both Lincoln and Obama’s speeches would not have had the impact and power that they did. Through the course
Lincoln writes, “Now we are engaged in a great civil war, testing whether that nation, or any nation so conceived and so dedicated can long endure.” This sentence creates a coordination of words and importance as it does with the utilization of asyndenton. Synchises is seen again in Lincoln's writing when he states, “The world will little note or long remember what we say here, but it can never forget what they did here.” This sentence and the use of synchises stresses that the American people must honor the lives that had been lost to preserve America's freedom. The Gettysburg address not only plays with the audience's emotion with the application of repetition devices, such as anaphora and epistrophe, tautology, and synchises, but also creates solemn tone yet passionate tone that encourages American's to remember soldiers lost, and to continue to fight for the freedom of
Period 2 During Abraham Lincoln's presidency he had to work to bind a divided nation into one. Lincoln's second inaugural address was set out for the north and the south to push them towards one and to forget, or rather get over, the cultural differences between the north and south to end the civil war and once again unify the nation as one. Lincoln's use of diction, structure, and tone help to give his speech great power and help him to get his point across of the people to the united states. President Lincoln begins his speech with a long lengthy sentence structure all separated by commas. Lincoln sets up the beginning of his speech this way to refer to the war and how long and brutal it has been.
Abraham Lincoln's 2nd Inaugural Address guaranteed an immense nationwide prospect merely a month prior to his murder and the conclusion of the Civil War in America. The subsequent is an illustration of his unique sketch of his remarks the edits mirror the alterations created by the escritoire or secretary of State known as William Seward. Lincoln did not speak of happiness instead he spoke of sadness reflecting on the impacts of the civil war. Many individuals deem Lincoln’s dialogue more of a defense to his realistic draws to, to reconstitution. With the employment of harsh factors regarding civil war and slavery Lincoln was able to balance the rejection of triumphalism.
Slavery is SIN!!! Saturday, March 4, 1865 Abraham Lincoln delivered his second inaugural address. The purpose of his address was to remind the listeners that the issue of slavery had been central to the Civil War and suggested that slavery had offended God. Slavery caused the Civil War. However both parties, the North and the South, deprecated war.
Ryan Dunkleberger HIST 1301-10 Professor Robertson The First Inaugural Address “As Abraham Lincoln took the oath of office as the sixteenth President of the United States on March 4, 1861, seven states had seceded from the Union. More threatened to follow and the nation was on the edge of civil war. Lincoln pleaded for peace, the continuation of the Union, and the preservation of the Constitution. This address was an appeal to the nations sense of community, and the idea of all men uniting for the common defense of freedom, which the Constitution stood for.” During a time of unrest in the country and shortly before the civil war, President Lincoln relied on the Constitution in an attempt to draw the people together, but also tried showing them when the Constitution would apply to the States. During his inaugural speech, which was directed more to the people of the South, and was intended to succinctly state Lincoln's intended policies and desires toward that section, where seven states had seceded from the Union and formed the Confederate States of America.
On April 11, 1962, President John F. Kennedy addressed his nation due to the aggrandizement of steel prices the previous day. President Kennedy wants to unify his country and bring out the patriotism in his fellow Americans during a time of war and crisis, this can all be summed up in his most famous quote, "And so, my fellow Americans: ask not what your country can do for you—ask what you can do for your country." He adopts a disapproving tone in order to captivate his Americans. President Kennedy uses the rhetorical appeals pathos and logos, while also using a formal diction and long sentences. Kennedy begins his address to the nation with his disapproval of the "leading steel corporations" and their "unjustifiable and irresponsible"
This conclusion led to Campbell’s change in cultural, racial, and religious ideas. After Jonathan Daniel was murdered, Campbell reflects on what his ministry was: “twenty years of ministry which had become, without my realizing it, a ministry of liberal sophistication…an attempted negation of Jesus” (Campbell). Campbell understands how he must now minister to both his friend as well as his enemy. As a worshiper of God he must treat everyone equally. Also, as a Civil Rights leader he must convince the enemy to stop hating blacks.
Many of his decisions led to uproar, but one in the end set the ground for the United States as we know it today. James McPherson tries to get many points across in “As Commander-in-Chief I Have a Right to Take Any Measure Which May Best Subdue the Enemy.” It seems at times that he will go as far as calling Lincoln a man who is unconstitutional and even goes against his own morals. As his article progresses you see more of the main point that McPherson is trying to make. Early in his document, McPherson says when referring to Lincoln declaring war, “The
In his organization, Roosevelt starts his speech with very general ideas, gradually getting more specific and only after all the details are presented does he ask for war, which is the purpose of the speech. After his introduction, he goes to the specific deception of the Japanese in their attack, describing the ongoing negotiation, and the length of time that they had been planning this attack. He lists the damage the attack caused the US, the many lives lost, and damage to the