Gettysburg Address
By Abraham Lincoln
The Battle of Gettysburg
•Took place in July of
1863.
Lincoln’s address (speech)
•November 19,
1863
•Dedication of a
military cemetery
Robert E. Lee Confederate vs.
Meade, Union General
• One of the bloodiest battles of the Civil
War was fought in Gettysburg,
Pennsylvania, on July 1-3, 1863. General
Robert E. Lee came face to face with a
Union army led by General George
Meade.
• Confederate – South
(pro slavery)
• Union—North (against
slavery.)
Significance of the Battle
•51,000 soldiers dead,
wounded, or missing
during the three day
battle.
•Gettysburg kept the
Refrain
–Refrain is a repeated word,
phrase, line to build rhythm
and emphasize your theme
or message.
–Ex. “I have a dream…”
Four score and
seven years ago
•1863 – four score and
seven
1776
–Who are the
founding fathers
and what did they
do?
The Declaration of Independence
The Declaration of Independence
1776
• We hold these truths to be
self-evident, that all men are
created equal, that they are
endowed with certain
unalienable Rights, that
among these are Life, Liberty,
and the Pursuit of
July 4, 1776
Declaration of Independence
•“ All Men are
Created Equal”
I Have a Dream
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August 28, 1963
Washington D.C.
Civil Rights Movement-equality
Purpose?
• Five score years ago…
Allusion- indirect reference
• Bible
• Book of Isaiah
• Hebrew prophet
• Awaiting the Messiah’s
Essay
• Compare and contrast the themes of
Abraham Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address
and the excerpt form Martin Luther King’s
speech “I Have a Dream.”
• Support your topic sentence with details
from the two speeches.
Transition words for comparison
• Both, also, in addition, likewise, similarly,
moreover, as well as
Transition words for contrast
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But
Yet
In contrast to
On the other hand
unlike
however
Different than
creed
• Statement of belief
• Antonym
• Vs
• Synonym
oasis
• Place or thing offering relief.
exalted
• Lifted up
Discords
• conflicts
prodigious
• huge