Lincoln's Second Inaugural Address Lesson Plans
by Abraham Lincoln

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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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  • 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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