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Gettysburg Address, Abraham Lincoln, 1863

Lincoln, Abraham. "The Gettysburg Address." Consecration of the National Cemetery at Gettysburg. The Gettysburg Battlefield, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. 19 Nov. 1863. Speech.

The author uses the phrase "for those who here gave their lives, that that nation might live" (lines 9-10) to

A

emphasize the paradox of willingly going to one's death.

B

compare the actions of these soldiers to those from Classical antiquity.

C

describe the tragic loss of men who died for no discernible result.

D

connect the lives of the soldiers to the bigger life of the nation.

E

question the need for violence as a method of conflict resolution.