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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.

What is the effect of the speaker's use of "our" in line 1?

A

It proposes that all Union soldiers have a common ancestor.

B

It establishes a shared concern between the speaker and the audience.

C

It challenges traditional American notions of individualism.

D

It encourages naysayers to join his position.

E

It demonstrates his first-hand experience with the issue at hand.