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    Lincoln and Faulkner: Rhetorical Techniques

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    Hello I need assistance with this topic including a thesis. Anything that you can is fine.i need to have a thesis as well I just need a guide to start. I'll do the rest. I don't know how many words is 3 credits get me.

    Both Lincoln and Faulkner have a primary audience and a general audience; both intend to persuade their audiences; each speaks of a significant threat; each uses specific rhetorical strategies; both speakers motivate their audiences by offering them implicit praise and condemnation; each is an esteemed speaker; each speaker's address has both an immediate and an historical occasion. Compare Lincoln's and Faulkner's speeches, explaining how each of them uses these elements in his respective speech.

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    Here, I first need to clarify one piece of information you did not provide, namely the actual titles of the speeches. I'm assuming that you are referring to Faulkner's Nobel prize acceptance speech and Lincoln's Gettysburg address, as those are the two best known speeches by the respective speakers.

    For your thesis, I would start with the notion that both speakers are addressing audiences living the the shadow of an existential threat. Lincoln is speaking during the Civil War, which posed an existential threat to the United States and Faulkner was speaking at the height of the Cold War when the threat of nuclear annihilation seemed imminent. In both cases, the speakers are trying to give hope to their audiences and motivate them to continue striving the in face of adversity. Both speeches are also forms of ceremonial oratory, which are less exclusively persuasive and more celebratory than the other two oratorical genres. In terms of how you might organize your paper:

    Introduction: You should mention that both speakers discuss how they are living under some form of ...

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    The expert compares Faulkner's Nobel speech with Lincoln's Gettysburg address.

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