Type: Persuasive Essays
Sample donated: Tonya Morgan
Last updated: September 14, 2019
Jayton StringerHoulton, KristinENGLISH 102January 20, 2018The Gettysburg Address Breakdown DiscussionThenation is in trouble, as it may not be able to hold on to that liberty. Duringthis epic time period thepeople in the battle of the civil war have died for that liberty.
Freedomresults 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 GettysburgAddress. As Lincoln stated in his Gettysburg address “Four score andseven years ago our fathers brought forth on this continent a new nation,conceived in liberty, and dedicated to the proposition that all men are createdequal. “He identified of course that amongst theprinciples by which his audience believed, perhaps none were stronger thanthose recognized in the Bible and Declaration of Independence, and includedreferences to both of these documents.First, in one of the books of thebible (Psalms 90 Verse 10) states: “The days of our years are threescore years andten…” (Note: a “score” is equilvent to 20 years.
So,basically what Lincoln is referring to is that a human life is abruptly 70years.)By saying which, Lincoln’s “Four score and seven years ago” was aBiblically suggestive way of looking backwards eighty-seven years to thesigning of the Declaration of Independence in 1776. That specific documentstated the following infamous line: “We hold thesetruths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they areendowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights that among these arelife, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.” (Declaration of independence)To simplify it, referencing and reciting areas both in the Bible and theDeclaration of Independence, Lincoln is indicating that if his audience canrelate and understand him. Those documents and the audience’s ability to trustthe written words should be enough for the population to follow and trustLincoln himself. However, now that thereis a civil war, the nation is in trouble as it may not be able to hold on tothat liberty.
The people in the battle of the civil war have died for thatliberty. Freedom results in the liberty for the people because of the sacri?cemade by the soldiers.In his famous Gettysburg address todedicate the battlefield as a final resting place for the soldiers who sobravely fought, Lincoln poured his one hope for his embattled nation-thatthrough poured sacrifice we as a nation would have a new birth of freedom, andthat out new democracy of and by all equal peoples would endure. The Gettysburg Address is organizedbecause it focuses on liberty and talks about why liberty is important thebalance and Abraham Lincoln is persuasive in theGettysburg Address because he discusses liberty in the introduction andrestates the importance of liberty in the conclusion. The introduction isstrong because Lincoln discusses liberty and he hooks the reader in bydiscussing freedom in the Gettysburg address.
To attain this soldiers gave uptheir liberty and freedom to protect and to attain freedom. The conclusion hasstrengths in organization and convincing. The focus of liberty is never lost inthe organization and that the ideas of the Gettysburg Address blends withAbraham Lincoln addresses. However, the conclusion falls short as someweaknesses appear due to not mentioning the greater understanding of the timeit would take to attain such freedom and Lincoln not stating words to thefamilies in form of gratitude and peace for the loss of their loved ones. In conclusion Lincoln’s GettysburgAddress was inspiring and motivational. He was very organized and persuasive inthe use of pathos during his address. Lincoln identified of course that amongst the principles by which hisaudience believed, in the Bible, and Declaration of Independence, Lincoln usedreferences to help persuade his audience’s at that day in age, and in termgambled their faith in hopes of gaining their trust and support.
Freedomresults in the liberty for the people because of thesacrifice made by the soldiers. ReferencesDulgan, Andrew “Speech Analysis: Gettysburg Address –Abraham Lincoln,” Published: Nov 14th, 2011:Lincoln, Abraham.”Transcript of Gettysburg Address (1863).” 1863. 11 January2018.The Holy bible (Psalms 90verse 10)