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Lincoln's Second Inaugural Address

Compare and contrast Abraham Lincoln's First and Second Inaugurals, including a discussion of how his views changed. 

The first and second inaugural speeches of Abraham Lincoln are framed by their historical contexts. At the time of the first inaugural speech, which Lincoln delivered on March 4, 1861, seven states...

Latest answer posted July 26, 2019 3:20 pm UTC

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Lincoln's Second Inaugural Address

How well did Abraham Lincoln use "ethos" in his second inaugural address?  

President Abraham Lincoln’s second inaugural address uses the rhetorical appeal to “ethos” effectively and often. The Encyclopedia Britannica defines “ethos,” in rhetoric, as the character or...

Latest answer posted March 30, 2012 1:35 pm UTC

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Lincoln's Second Inaugural Address

How would you interpret the following passage from Lincoln's second inaugural address (1865)? “With malice toward...

In Lincoln's second inaugural address, he makes an appeal for social and political unity among the people of the U.S., while firmly stating that this political reunification, through the conclusion...

Latest answer posted December 3, 2018 5:43 pm UTC

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Lincoln's Second Inaugural Address

"Each looked for an easier triumph, and a result less fundamental and astounding. Both read the same Bible and pray...

In his second inaugural address Lincoln is referring to the soon to be concluded Civil War and its combatants. Both sides have prayed to the same God; both sides have prayed for an easy victory....

Latest answer posted March 1, 2018 7:03 pm UTC

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Lincoln's Second Inaugural Address

How does Lincoln use logos/logical reasoning in Lincoln's Second Inaugural Address?

Lincoln gave his second inaugural address on March 4, 1865. The North was winning, but had not yet won, the Civil War. Logos is one of the three pillars of classical logic. It focuses on facts and...

Latest answer posted April 4, 2020 6:43 pm UTC

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Lincoln's Second Inaugural Address

What are the rhetorical and literary strategies and devices in Lincoln's Second Inaugural Address?

In the opinion of many, the Second Inaugural is Lincoln's greatest speech. It is relatively brief, but it conveys a range of emotions and ideas that capture the essence of not only what the war was...

Latest answer posted May 7, 2020 6:17 pm UTC

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Lincoln's Second Inaugural Address

How did Lincoln use pathos/emotional appeal in Lincoln's Second Inaugural Address?

On March 4, 1865, President Abraham Lincoln delivered his second inaugural address and was then sworn into office. At the time, the Civil War was still being fought, but the North had made...

Latest answer posted April 8, 2020 1:11 am UTC

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Lincoln's Second Inaugural Address

How does Lincoln's Second Inaugural Address show that his views have changed since his First Inaugural Address?

President Lincoln’s second inaugural address showed that his views had changed from when he gave his first inaugural address. When President Lincoln first took office, our country was splitting...

Latest answer posted August 28, 2017 9:38 pm UTC

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