Friday, April 8, 2016

Gettysburg Address Questions

In a Google Doc that you will print and hand in at the end of class, answer the following questions.  Please do not simply answer yes or no.  You need evidence or examples for each to receive full credit.
  1. What is the language like in the Gettysburg address? Is it complicated?  Is it straightforward?  Support your answer with examples.
  2. Compared with MLK's speech, is it more literal, or does it have more figurative language?
  3. How does Lincoln connect with the audience?  Explain.  (Consider the same things you did for the Inaugural Address you analyzed.)
  4. How relevant would this speech be if given today?  Are there any universal truths in it?

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