27 terms

The Gettysburg Address

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Union
n. the group of northern states that supported the federal government during the American Civil War
Confederacy
n. the group of 11 southern states that separated themselves from the U.S. during the American Civil War
Gettysburg
n. U.S. town, Pennsylvania
legal
adj. allowed by the law or by the rules in a game
illegal
adj. not allowed by the law or by the rules in a game
rebel
n. a person who opposes a person or group in authority
dedicated
adj. having very strong support for or loyalty to a person, group, cause, etc.
devoted to a cause or ideal or purpose
passion
n. a strong feeling of enthusiasm or excitement for something or about doing something
troops
n. a group of soldiers
devastation
n. to destroy much or most of (something) : to cause great damage or harm to (something)
cemetery
n. a place where dead people are buried / cemetery
speech
n. a spoken expression of ideas, opinions, etc., that is made by someone who is speaking in front of a group of people
inspiring
adj. causing people to want to do or create something or to lead better lives
address
n. a formal speech
v. to speak to (a person or group)
pathos
Appeal to emotion
Ethos
Appeal to credibility
logos
A persuasive method that uses facts and statistics to sway the audience's opinion.
parallelism
Phrases or sentences of a similar construction/meaning placed side by side, balancing each other
allusion
A brief and indirect reference to a person, place, thing or idea of historical, cultural, literary or political significance.
repetition
Repeating of words or sounds or letters.
contrast/antithesis
The state of being noticeably different from something else when put or considered together.
conceive
To come up with, imagine
detract
To take away
resolve
Find a solution to; firmly decide to do something; decide
perish
To die or be destroyed
tone
Attitude a writer takes toward the audience, a subject, or a character
author's purpose
tone

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