9/21/2015 CP


Read Lincoln’s Second Inaugural for comprehension.

  • Background on Lincoln’s Second Inaugural and the Civil War (text available on Materials)
  • Watch Battle Hymn of the Republic by Judy Garland (Dorothy from the Wizard of Oz), sung upon the assassination of John F. Kennedy. Lyrics here (and more information on Materials).
  • Read and annotate Lincoln’s Second Inaugural.
Homework (due monday, 9/28/2015)
  1. Watch lectures about Lincoln’s Second Inaugural from Dickinson College historian Matthew Pinsker and my friend, Yale professor Steven Smith.
    • Please do this Monday night, 9/21/2015.
  2. Rhetorical analysis of Lincoln’s Second Inaugural. (Pro-tip: Don’t worry about this until after the test.)
    • Remember the four necessary elements of rhetorical analysis:
      1. The author’s goal
      2. The rhetorical device(s) employed
      3. The intended effect of said rhetorical device(s)
      4. The actual effect of said rhetorical device(s)