What is the rhetoric employed in Lincoln's "Gettysburg Address"?

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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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