Lincoln at Cooper Union: Neo-Classical Criticism Revisited

Leff, Michael
June 2001
Western Journal of Communication;Summer2001, Vol. 65 Issue 3, p232
Academic Journal
Analyzes an essay written about Abraham Lincoln's Cooper Union Address in 1974. Discussion on the Cooper Union Address in its intertextual context; Leaps of inference required to move from Lincoln's constitutional argument.


Related Articles

  • LEARNING LEADERSHIP: LINCOLN AT THE LYCEUM, 1838. RAY, ANGELA G. // Rhetoric & Public Affairs;Fall2010, Vol. 13 Issue 3, p349 

    Re-creating a history of the Young Men's Lyceum of Springfield, Illinois, in the late 1830s, this essay situates Lincoln's 1838 Lyceum Address within the immediate context of its delivery. Th en, by comparing the published text of Lincoln's lecture with lectures delivered by two other...

  • Public Speaking and Debate. Valliant, Doris // Theater, Speech, & Dance: Expressing Your Talents;2004, p46 

    This article focuses on public speaking skills. Forensics is the art of argumentation. Forensics speakers present persuasive cases, whether in a courtroom or a debate. A forensics team takes part in public speaking and debate competitions, gathering information about current issues and arguing a...

  • `A Few Appropriate Remarks.' Holzer, H. // American History Illustrated;Nov88, Vol. 23 Issue 7, p36 

    President Abraham Lincoln had been invited to speak at the new national cemetery at Gettysburg almost as an afterthought. His speech lasted barely two minutes, but those well-chosen words, uttered 125 years ago this month, endure as the best-remembered oration in American history. INSET: What...

  • LINCOLN'S SPEECH AT GETTYSBURG WILL LIVE AS LONG AS FREEDOM. Blakely, Paul L. // America;11/14/1942, Vol. 68 Issue 6, p152 

    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...

  • A Man of His Words. Sorensen, Theodore C. // 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...

  • THEY SAID HE WAS A LOUSY SPEAKER. Wilson, Douglas L. // Time;7/4/2005, Vol. 166 Issue 1, p68 

    Discusses how United States President Abraham Lincoln's writing ability was underrated during his life. Way that they made fun of his intelligence and writing style; Reasons for this; How Lincoln's writing lacked the formality and pretension that was expected of a politician; His use of direct...

  • My Feeling of Sadness at this Parting.  // My Feeling of Sadness at this Parting;2001, p1 

    Presents a speech by United States President Abraham Lincoln which was given in 1861. His feelings on leaving Illinois to go to Washington, D.C.

  • LINCOLN THE ORATOR. Holzer, Harold // American Heritage;Winter2009, Vol. 58 Issue 6, p40 

    The article explores the style, method, and critical reception of U.S. President Abraham Lincoln's speechwriting and oratorical delivery. It presents the perspectives of American sculptor Leonardo Wells Volk and Lincoln's longtime law partner William H. Herndon on Lincoln's methods for...

  • A Rare Portrait of Mr. Lincoln.  // Historical New Hampshire;Feb1945, p6 

    The article discusses a reproduction of a portrait of U.S. President Abraham Lincoln that was donated to the New Hampshire Historical Society. It examines tintypes of the portrait and suggests that it may be a reproduction of a portrait shown at the 1860 U.S. Republican National Convention at...


Read the Article


Sorry, but this item is not currently available from your library.

Try another library?
Sign out of this library

Other Topics