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Identify two rhetorical devices Lincoln used in his "Gettsburg Address"?

Identify two rhetorical devices Lincoln used in his "Gettsburg Address." Include examples from the speech of each device.

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  • Anonymous
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    Four score and seven years ago [our fathers] [brought forth] on this continent, a new nation, [conceived] in Liberty, and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal. [BIOLOGICAL METAPHORS]

    Now [we] are engaged in a great civil war, testing whether that nation, or any nation so conceived and so dedicated, can long endure. [We] are met on a great battle-field of that war. [We] have come to dedicate a portion of that field, as a [final resting place] [EUPHEMISM] for those who here gave their lives that that nation might live. It is altogether fitting and proper that [we] should do this.

    But, in a larger sense, [we] can not dedicate -- [we] can not consecrate -- [we] can not hallow -- this ground. The brave men, living and dead, who [struggled] [EUPH] here, have consecrated it, far above [our] poor power to add or detract. The world will little note, nor long remember what [we] say here, but it can never forget what they did here. It is for [us] the living, rather, to be dedicated here to the unfinished work which they who fought here have thus far so nobly advanced. It is rather for [us] to be here dedicated to the great task remaining before us -- that from these honored dead [we] take increased devotion to that cause for which they gave the last full measure of devotion -- that [we] here highly resolve that these dead shall not have died in vain -- that this nation, under God, shall have a new [birth] [BIO] of freedom -- and that government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not [perish] [BIO] from the earth. ANAPHORA [REPETITION OF FIRST PERSON]

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