TITLE

LINCOLN'S SPEECH AT GETTYSBURG WILL LIVE AS LONG AS FREEDOM

AUTHOR(S)
Blakely, Paul L.
PUB. DATE
November 1942
SOURCE
America;11/14/1942, Vol. 68 Issue 6, p152
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article focuses on the brief speech of U.S. president Abraham Lincoln that was addressed in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania on November 19, 1863. Lincoln's address only contains 267 words, 191 monosyllables and 57 words of two syllables. It assesses that Lincoln did not know much about words, but he knew how to make them serve him. A poet stresses that Lincoln's prose, at its height, and his spirit was stirred by aspiration and resolve, affects the soul like noble music.
ACCESSION #
35211001

 

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