What is the rhetoric employed in Lincoln's "Gettysburg Address"?
This extremely short speech but very powerful speech does use a number of rhetorical devices. A dominant one is repetition. Anaphora is the repetition of beginning clauses of a sequence of clauses or sentences:
- We are met -- We have come
- we cannot dedicate -- we cannot consecrate
- that we here -- that this nation,
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