Speech analysis_ Lincoln's second inaugural speech - Surname 1 Student\u2019s Name Instructor\u2019s Name Class Name Date Surname 2 The impact of

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Surname 2 The impact of rhetorical devices on the persuasiveness of Lincoln’s second inaugural speech Abraham Lincoln’s second inaugural speech which he delivered on March 4, 1865, stands out due to its poetic design. This brief speech is usually referred to as the great American poem due to its emphasis on peace and reconciliation. The speech is highly poetic incorporating numerous rhetorical appeals and devices. These include but are not limited to antithesis, allusion, parallel structure, and repetition. The rhetoric appeals and devices that Lincoln uses enhances the persuasiveness of his message by emphasizing the key points, giving the poem a poetic flow and creating emotional appeal. The use of repetition on the last sentence of this speech helps motivate the audience while at the same time summarizing the gist of the speech. In this sentence, Lincoln states " To bind up

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