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Gettysburg Address Review
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What is the reason or primary purpose Lincoln speaks at the Gettysburg battlefield?
Lincoln's primary purpose was to dedicate the cemetery of fallen soldiers. His secondary purpose was to convince listeners to dedicate themselves to preserving the nation.
Was the main reason that Union soldiers fought and died at Gettysburg to free the slaves or save the country?
The Union soldiers fought primarily to save the country.
What effect does parallelism in lines 10-11 have on the reader?
The effect of the parallelism is to create a sense of intensity.
To what "unfinished work" does Lincoln refer?
The "unfinished work" to which Lincoln refers is winning the Civil War.
What does Lincoln think that people should do to make sure that the fallen soldiers did not "die in vain"?
Lincoln says that people should fight to preserve the Union.
What does Lincoln think a victory for the Union will create?
What idea does "government of the people, by the people, for the people" describe?
Die or end
Take away from
To make up one's mind
Why does Lincoln say it's important for the Union to win the war?
To renew the ideas of liberty and equality presented in the Declaration of Independence and to preserve the Union.
Why does Lincoln say what the soldiers did is more important than what he says at the dedication of the cemetery?
Lincoln means that the action the soldiers took to save their country is more important than words. People must act to save the Union, not just talk about it.
What is parallelism?
Repeated grammatical structures that a writer uses to create rhythm and evoke a feeling.
What is repetition?
When an author repeats a word to emphasize its importance.
What is a U.S. seminal document?
A speech or essay of great historical importance to the history of the United States. The document usually deals with themes of democracy, freedom, equality and includes a call to action.
What is rhetoric?
The use of techniques such as repetition, parallelism, analogy and extended metaphors that help the reader or listener remember key ideas.
To create or form in the mind.
"Of the people, by the people, for the people"
"Now we are engaged in a great civil war, testing whether that nation, or any nation so conceived, can long endure."
What is a major theme of the Gettysburg Address?
The ideals on which the nation was founded -- equality and freedom -- are worth fighting for and preserving.
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