Dickinson and lincolns use metaphors allusions rhythm

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Dickinson’s pieces are great examples of this. Dickinson and Lincoln’s use metaphors, allusions, rhythm and rhyme. Lincoln’s address which is not usually categorized as poetry shows a great deal of poetry within, for example: “Fondly do we hope, fervently do we pray, that this mighty scourge of war may speedily pass away. Yet if God will that it continue until all the wealth piled by the bondsman’s two hundred and fifty years of unrequited toil shall be sunk, and until every drop of blood drawn with the lash shall be paid by another drawn with the sword, as was said three thousand years ago, so still it must be said, that the judgments of the Lord are trust and righteous altogether. Both pieces hold their own arguments. Dickinson’s piece argues that those who think they have succeeded really know nothing about success. Those who have lost are the ones who know the true beauty and power of success. Lincoln argues that neither side, slave nor non slave, desired the Civil War. He points out that the two opposing sides are more similar than they think.
Page 3 They are man fighting man, there are not differences and the war will continue to grow if they do not come to their senses and end it once and for all. In discerning among two diverse genres of literature I do not believe that we can declare either work as one specific category. Both of these literary works covered all four resources of language. We can compare the two in many ways. Although at first glance, we see Lincoln’s

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