A Man of His Words

Sorensen, Theodore C.
October 2008
Smithsonian;Oct2008, Vol. 39 Issue 7, p96
The article describes U.S. President Abraham Lincoln's speechwriting ability. Lincoln's presence as a speaker is described, noting that his writing ability was more impressive than his speaking ability. His usage of metaphor, effective quotation of the Bible, and poetic sensibility are also described.


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