Rhetorical Analyses for the Four Readings
Exigence: Dedication of the national soldier’s cemetery
Audience: Citizens of the U.S., the union soldiers, state governors and party officials. Constraint: How short the speech was, going of topic, and people who did not agree. Occasion: U.S. national cemetery at Gettysburg.
Intended to change: The purpose was to talk about why people fought for our nation; who died in courage that in the end, there would be a nation. Emancipation Proclamation
Exigence: Emancipation of slaves
Audience: Southern states, northern soldiers, voters, and southern governments Constraint: Northern states opinion on anti-slavery, the time frame of the speech and how he gave the speech. Occasion: During the American Civil War.
Intended to change: To control rebellious southern states (by the slaves) and to bring them back into the Union. Speech Delivered in the Secession Convention of Georgia
Exigence: Opposition of secession
Audience: Citizens of Georgia
Constraint: Those who wanted the secession and those who are for slavery.
Occasion: Time of Georgia Civil War.
Intended to change: To think before they vote on the secession. A Declaration of the Causes which Impact the State of Georgia to Secede from the Federal Union Exigence: Reason for secession of State of Georgia
Audience: The North, the world, citizens of Georgia, and citizens from the South.
Constraint: History of the national traditions, the North (they oppose slavery), and the president which was Lincoln (he oppose for slavery).
Occasion: The presidential election.
Intended to change: To separate from the Federal Union.
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