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The Gettysburg Address
An analysis of Abraham Lincoln's successful "Gettysburg Address" in contrast to Edward Everett's failed speech.
# 124075 | 750 words | 6 sources | MLA | 2008 | US
Published on Dec 01, 2008 in History (U.S. Presidency) , History (U.S. Civil War 1860-1865)

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This paper provides an evaluation of Abraham Lincoln's "Gettysburg Address". The evaluation argues that the style and substance in Lincoln's succinct address makes his speech memorable even today and highly significant to audiences then and now, in comparison to the bloated and failed speech delivered prior to him by famed orator of the era, Edward Everett.

From the Paper:

"A perusal of both Abraham Lincoln's "Gettysburg Address" and Edward Everett's address delivered prior to it, immediately reveals why Lincoln's speech is one of the best remembered and most significant speeches in American history, while Everett's is best and long forgotten. This analysis will show how Lincoln's speech is memorable and significant because of its deeply American, i.e. democratic, themes and its superior style and emotional substance, while demonstrating why Everett's speech was at best, unmemorable and at worst, disastrous."

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