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  • Gettysburg Address Lesson Plan

    Analyzing Pathos as a Rhetorical Device:  This lesson focuses on how Lincoln uses pathos to achieve specific purposes in the Gettysburg Address. Students will identify and analyze examples of pathos in the text and determine why they are effective in communicating Lincoln’s point of view regarding the ongoing Civil War....

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  • Lincoln's Second Inaugural Address Rhetorical Analysis Activity

    This activity gives students an opportunity to practice examining and analyzing rhetorical appeals. Effective appeals address all aspects of the rhetorical situation in any text or speech: the speaker, the audience, and the message. With this rhetorical situation in mind, Aristotle sought a means to most effectively convey ideas. He...

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  • The Gettysburg Address Rhetorical Analysis Activity

    This activity gives students an opportunity to practice examining and analyzing rhetorical appeals. Effective appeals address all aspects of the rhetorical situation in any text or speech: the speaker, the audience, and the message. With this rhetorical situation in mind, Aristotle sought a means to most effectively convey ideas. He...

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  • Second Inaugural Address Rhetorical Devices Lesson Plan

    Analyzing Ethos and Pathos as Rhetorical Devices:  This lesson focuses on how Lincoln employs two specific rhetorical devices in his second inaugural address. Students will identify and analyze examples of ethos and pathos in the text and explain why they are effective in the context of Lincoln’s historical era and his audience....

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