An Analysis of the Gettysburg Address

He quickly links thus concept to the

honoring of the dead that gave their lives for the just cause of preserving the

Union and with it, freedom and liberty. Unlike other orators of his day, he odes

not evoke romantic imagery, he instead lays the responsibility for preserving the

Union with those in the audience, telling them and the nation that those fallen in

the fight for the preservation of the Union will not have died in vain. This aspect

of the Gettysburg address has also been often used in major national events

including the speech given by President Bush and also by Mayor Giuliani during

the speeches they made at Ground Zero in downtown New York (Stow, 195 -

196). Both of these leaders called on the nation to not cower in fear but rise up

and protect the freedoms of the United States against terrorism.

The use of the Gettysburg Address by leader subsequent to its original use

however is not as powerful, not as cogent, and not as blunt as when first

delivered. There are several reasons for this, and the first is the conciseness

and deliberate tone that President Lincoln use (Willis, et.al) compared to the

typically more verbose, ephemeral types of speeches given at the dedi


 
 
 
 
 
 



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Lincoln's "Gettysburg Address"... to this: The praise, examination, analysis, and comment ... wrote out a portion of the address in Washington and finished it at Gettysburg, while others ... (1580 6 )

Comparison of 2 Presidential Speeches Abraham Lincoln's " ...... to this: The praise, examination, analysis, and comment ... wrote out a portion of the address in Washington and finished it at Gettysburg, while others ... (3985 16 )

Abraham Lincoln's Slavery Policy... Lincoln's slavery policy, while problematic for historical analysis of his ... Wills sees the Gettysburg Address as instrumental in Lincoln's constitutional project ... (3583 14 )

Chaning Computer Technology & Computer Eduation... the Civil War could view a video of an actor delivering the Gettysburg Address. ... to evaluate simple, single-selection or numeric answers, the analysis does not ... (3576 14 )

Computers in the Classroom... the Civil War could view a video of an actor delivering the Gettysburg Address. ... to evaluate simple, single-selection or numeric answers, the analysis does not ... (3576 14 )

Impact of the Murder of Abraham Lincoln... battle, Robert Penn Warren offers this analysis: Some sense ... lines for the fatal charge [at Gettysburg]: "Don't ... in a January 1866 congressional address: "I do ... (9137 37 )

 
 

 
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