How was it used? Why do you think Lincoln used that device? While you might find many rhetorical devices in the Gettysburg Address,
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Write a 500-750 word analytical (argumentative) essay about the rhetorical devices used in Lincoln’s Address–the title page and reference pages never count in the
word minimum or maximum requirements. Identify a device and argumentatively analyze the device. A good argument will analyze some of the following questions: What
device was used? How was it used? Why do you think Lincoln used that device? While you might find many rhetorical devices in the Gettysburg Address, for this exercise
stick to ethos, pathos, and logos.
Because this speech has been analyzed many times, avoid plagiarism by clearly identifying the sources you use to analyze Lincoln’s Address. Chapters 13 and 14 of A
Pocket Style Manual: APA Version provide the information you need to properly cite and reference all the sources you use.
Here are a few approved sources on the Gettysburg Address to get you started. You are encouraged to find other sources to assist you in substantiating your essay.
Library of Congress site for Address
Image of handwritten speech
The five drafts of the Address
Gettysburg Address, read by President Obama
Gettysburg Address, read by Johnny Cash
Rhetorical Devices used
You can use the following example to assist you in ensuring your paper is APA styled format:
The following rubric will be used to assess all written material in this course:
ASAS Essay Grading Rubric