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I really need help on this! Write an essay of at least two to three paragraphs analyzing this newspaper remark from the Richmond Examiner. Use specific quotations from the Gettysburg Address to support or refute the newspaper’s claim.

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  1. anonymous
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    The Gettysburg Address "Fourscore and seven years ago our fathers brought forth on 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. We have come to dedicate a portion of that field as a final resting-place for those who here gave their lives that that 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. It is for us the living rather to be dedicated here to the unfinished work which they who fought here have thus far so nobly advanced. It is rather for us to be here dedicated to the great task remaining before us—that from these honored dead we take increased devotion to that cause for which they gave the last full measure of devotion—that we here highly resolve that these dead shall not have died in vain, that this nation under God shall have a new birth of freedom, and that government of the people, by the people, for the people shall not perish from the earth." From the Richmond Examiner "Kings are usually made to speak in the magniloquent language supposed to be suited to their elevated position. On the present occasion, Lincoln acted the clown."

  2. anonymous
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  3. anonymous
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    Seriously

  4. anonymous
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    sorry but i cannot write you an essay

  5. anonymous
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    I'm not asking my essay to be written for me. I'm asking for help so that I can write it.

  6. anonymous
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    ohhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh

  7. anonymous
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    well do you not know much about the gettysburg address

  8. anonymous
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    Not much at all

  9. anonymous
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    @vera_ewing

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    @blurbendy

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    @undeadknight26

  12. blurbendy
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    First, you'll need to determine what the newspaper's claim is. Any ideas?

  13. anonymous
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    That Richard thought Lincolns Speech was foolish? @blurbendy

  14. blurbendy
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    yes, basically. More specifically, he thinks Lincoln should have used fancy language because of his position as President of the United States. However, Lincoln used simpler language, according to Richard. So, do you agree or disagree with Richard?

  15. anonymous
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    Disagree

  16. anonymous
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    I know I want to put this quote in there; "No statue was ever erected to honor a critic. Statues are for the criticized.” @blurbendy

  17. blurbendy
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    That's a very good quote, but the question wants you to use quotes from the Gettysburg Address. I would disagree also, but I would probably talk about how Lincoln most likely wanted to use simpler language in order for more people to understand his message.

  18. anonymous
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    Right but, I wanted to add that quote towards the end of my analyse because it would tie up the ending. I'm just not sure how to write 8 sentences on Lincoln using simpler language so that more could understand his message.

  19. blurbendy
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    Lincoln is a better "king" than Richard has described because wants people to understand him. He doesn't want to talk above them, rather he wants to talk on their level to better relate to them.

  20. blurbendy
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    Just pick out some quotes and discuss how common folk would be more likely to believe in what he's saying

  21. blurbendy
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    because of the language that he's using.

  22. blurbendy
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    So, he's not really a "clown" as Richard has described.

  23. anonymous
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  24. anonymous
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    "Kings are usually made to speak in the magniloquent language supposed to be suited to their elevated position." The Richmond Examiner believes Lincoln should have used more of an intricate language because of his occupation as President of the United States. According to the Richmond Examiner, Lincoln used effortless language. It is important to note that this is coming from the view of a critic. ^^ This is what I have so far. What do you think? @blurbendy

  25. blurbendy
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    "...should have used more elevated/lofty/grand language..." (there are more effective words than intricate, you can use any 3 of those). Other than that, what you have is fine. In your opening paragraph, I would also state what your thesis is, or the main point of your essay. In your case you are disagreeing with Richard. You should state this and explain why you disagree. Then in your body paragraphs, you'll support your thesis with your quotes

  26. anonymous
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    Well I'm only suppose to write 2-3 paragraphs @blurbendy

  27. blurbendy
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    an essay cant just have an introduction/conclusion. you have to support your thesis somewhere. so, you can make a huge 1st paragraph with the introduction/support, then a smaller conclusion. Or you can space things out with an intro/body/conclusion. I think it would look more professional with all three, but that's just me. it's the same amount of writing anyway.

  28. anonymous
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    But it's an analytical essay, not a disagree or agree type. @blurbendy

  29. blurbendy
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    Right, but you still have to support/refute the claim. I wouldnt use words like "I disagree because..." Be more direct with something like "Richard's claim fails to address... because..." The structure will remain the same, though. Essays are pretty standard across the board.

  30. anonymous
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    What did he fail to address though? @blurbendy

  31. blurbendy
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    in my opinion, he fails to consider that Lincoln wanted to use simple language to get his message across to more people/common folks. a "king" doesn't always need to use fancy language when he talks. a true "king" will lead his people and the best way for Lincoln to do that was to be honest and transparent with his message. this is your essay though and youre free to say something else/go in a different direction

  32. anonymous
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    I was thinking the same thing but I couldn't put it into words. Thank you so much!

  33. blurbendy
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    youre welcome. just make sure to put youre own spin on it so youre not plagiarizing :)

  34. blurbendy
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    your own*

  35. anonymous
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    Would you like to read what i have? @blurbendy

  36. blurbendy
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    of course

  37. anonymous
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    "Kings are usually made to speak in the magniloquent language supposed to be suited to their elevated position." The Richmond Examiner believes Lincoln should have used more of a grand language because of his occupation as President of the United States. According to the Richmond Examiner, Lincoln used unsophisticated language. It is significant to note that this is coming from the view of a critic. The Richmond Examiner fails to consider that Lincoln wanted to use simple language to address his speech. A "king" does not always need to use intricate language when he speaks. A dependable "king" will lead his people and the ideal way for Lincoln to do that was to be straightforward and transparent with his speech. Lincoln is a more valuable "king" than the Richmond Examiner has described because, he wants the audience to grasp his words. Rather than talking above them, he wants to talk on equal levels to be better understood. So, he certainly is not a “clown” as labeled. When Lincoln mentions, “we have come to dedicate a portion of that field, as a final resting place for those who here gave their lives that that nation might live,” he is recognizing those who have died for their country and there is nothing “clownish” about that.

  38. blurbendy
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    excellent. if you can find one more quote and explain why a common person would relate to it, then you will solidify your argument even more. when you get to your conclusion, just summarize what you said and how your argument shows how the Richmond Examiner failed to realize the purpose of the language behind the speech.

  39. anonymous
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    "Kings are usually made to speak in the magniloquent language supposed to be suited to their elevated position." The Richmond Examiner believes Lincoln should have used more of a grand language because of his occupation as President of the United States. According to the Richmond Examiner, Lincoln used unsophisticated language. It is significant to note this is coming from the view of a critic. The Richmond Examiner fails to consider that Lincoln wanted to use simple language to address his speech. A "king" does not always need to use intricate language when he speaks. A dependable "king" will lead his people and the ideal way for Lincoln to do that was to be straightforward and transparent with his speech. Lincoln is a more valuable "king" than the Richmond Examiner has described because, he wants the audience to grasp his words. Rather than talking above them, he wants to talk on equal levels to be better understood. So, he certainly is not a “clown” as labeled. When Lincoln mentions, “we have come to dedicate a portion of that field, as a final resting place for those who here gave their lives that that nation might live,” he is recognizing those who have died for their country and there is nothing “clownish” about that. The Richmond Examiner and Lincoln are a perfect example of the quote by Zig Ziglar, “There has never been a statue erected to honor a critic.” The Richmond Examiner creates nothing and thereby feels qualified to criticize the work of the brilliant, honorable Lincoln. The Richmond Examiner failed to become conscious of the purpose of the language behind the speech. @blurbendy

  40. blurbendy
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    I think your introduction should include these sentences as well. "Kings are usually made to speak in the magniloquent language supposed to be suited to their elevated position." The Richmond Examiner believes Lincoln should have used more of a grand language because of his occupation as President of the United States. According to the Richmond Examiner, Lincoln used unsophisticated language. It is significant to note this is coming from the view of a critic. Also, the Richmond Examiner fails to consider that perhaps Lincoln wanted to use simple language to address his speech. then the next paragraph could begin For example, A "king" does not always need to.... Also, you might want to revise the phrasing in the conclusion .... "The Richmond Examiner creates nothing and thereby feels qualified..." You might want to say something like he contributes little but still feels qualified. You couldnt find another quote to use for the body paragraph?

  41. anonymous
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    I couldn't @blurbendy

  42. blurbendy
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    Well, take a break, and if you find one later, I think it would really help.

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