Your next analysis essay, about Lincoln’s Second Inaugural Address, will be due Sunday, March 17 at 12:00 p.m. via Google Docs. A few important tips for the assignment:

  • Don’t rely on outside research or information, other than references to history that Lincoln is addressing.
  • Be consistent in your tense.
  • Offer a compelling thesis
  • Don’t forget the most important elements are the analysis of argument and text. Devices are important, but a secondary concern. Always focus on the purpose of his language.
  • Review the analysis essay handout if you have questions about structure.

The prompt is located here. Why not start tonight?


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