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Many people know of the Gettysburg Address in which the sixteenth president of the united states Abraham Lincoln states that our nation needs to come together and honor all the many soldiers that died there but few people know about one of his longer and as some would say better written speeches the Second Inaugural AddressOne of the key factors that made this speech so great was the way that he used ethos pathos logosEthos pathos and logos are the techniques that the ancient Greek philosopher Aristotle used in his writing to persuade an audience Abraham Lincoln used these in such a great way that he was able to persuade a whole nation that they needed to free the slaves and end the warInwritingthesecondinauguraladdressAbrahamLincoln used ethos pathos and logos to support his claim that America needed a rebirth of freedomEthos is the sources credibility In the Second Inaugural Address instead as referring to them as the north and the south Abe Lincoln referred to them as all which showed that he saw them as one nation all together and that he was very fair minded Although he was fighting for the north in the last paragraph he says With malice towards none with charity for all this is a very good example of ethos because not only is it very fair minded but his word choice is amazing for the specific audience he his speaking to With that one phrase you can tell that Abe Lincoln is very passionate about what he is speaking aboutPathos appeals based on emotions In this phrase it says Both parties deprecated war but one of them would make war rather than let the nation survive and the other would accept war rather than let it perish You can tell that he truly cares about both sides but he knows that one side made the wrong choice He also says in the second to last paragraph basically that whether it
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