anonymous
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Question 1 Read this excerpt from Abraham Lincoln's Gettysburg Address and then answer the question that follows: (1) Four score and seven years ago, our fathers brought forth upon this continent a new nation: conceived in liberty, and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal. Now we are engaged in a great civil war ... testing whether that nation, or any nation so conceived and so dedicated ... can long endure. We are met on a great battlefield of that war. (2) We have come to dedicate a portion of that field as a final resting place for those who here gave their lives that this nation might live. It is altogether fitting and proper that we should do this. But, in a larger sense, we cannot dedicate ... we cannot consecrate ... we cannot hallow this ground. The brave men, living and dead, who struggled here have consecrated it, far above our poor power to add or detract. The world will little note, nor long remember, what we say here, but it can never forget what they did here. What is the main purpose of the first paragraph of this speech? It clearly and directly states the counterclaim. It introduces the topic and hooks the audience. It gives the speaker’s history for common ground. It provides a transition between arguments. Questions 2 Read this excerpt from Abraham Lincoln's Gettysburg Address and then answer the question that follows: (1) Four score and seven years ago, our fathers brought forth upon this continent a new nation: conceived in liberty, and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal. Now we are engaged in a great civil war ... testing whether that nation, or any nation so conceived and so dedicated ... can long endure. We are met on a great battlefield of that war. (2) We have come to dedicate a portion of that field as a final resting place for those who here gave their lives that this nation might live. It is altogether fitting and proper that we should do this. But, in a larger sense, we cannot dedicate ... we cannot consecrate ... we cannot hallow this ground. The brave men, living and dead, who struggled here have consecrated it, far above our poor power to add or detract. The world will little note, nor long remember, what we say here, but it can never forget what they did here. What does President Lincoln imply by the line in bold? It is lucky that the battle has already ended so the speech can go on. It is wrong to stand on the ground where people have given their lives. It is a political mistake to give a speech in this dismal location. It is the sacrifice of the soldiers that has truly made the place sacred.
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anonymous
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anonymous
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Wait, where's the line in bold? :)
anonymous
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oh sorry its (our poor power to add or Detract)

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anonymous
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Ooh It's definitely D, because consecrate means 'sacred', and he's basically saying we cannot make this sacred, it is the soldiers who have made it sacred.
anonymous
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oh ok so is that the last question ?
anonymous
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Yup and Question 1 is B because the first paragraph starts off with an introduction, and immediately hooks the reader. B: It introduces the topic and hooks the audience. "Four score and seven years ago, our fathers brought forth upon this continent a new nation: (Introducing the topic) conceived in liberty, and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal." (hooking the reader)
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oh ok thank you so much ^w^

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