George Everett Rhetorical Summary

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Throughout his oration, Everett's use of rhetorical questions and allusions supports his purpose of reminding the Southern states of their role in the Union, while ensuring the future of the Union, as well. Everett subsides the South's argument for secession by pointing out its flaws, and by questioning its logic, as well as analyzing its importance for a better understanding of the argument. He continues, explaining the necessity for the Union and its impact on the future by comparing past situations of other nations and empires to the one that presents itself during this time. By the end of the long speech, Everett has informed the necessity of the battle, as well as its impact on the future. However, shortly after his speech, President

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