The Gettysburg Address Rhetorical Analysis Activity Packet


Engage your students with a rhetorical analysis unit analyzing The Gettysburg Address. This Gettysburg rhetorical analysis unit includes a variety of activities for analyzing Lincoln’s rhetoric, and it also has a written rhetorical precis activity as well.

This Gettysburg Rhetorical Analysis Unit includes:

  • A teacher introduction page
  • Annotation Guide
  • Rhetorical Device Chart
  • Full-text speech
  • Six different activities with writing prompts (metaphor, appeals, devices)
  • Two writing rubrics
  • Color-coded teacher annotation key
  • Color-coded teacher rhetorical device key
  • UPDATED May 2022: a FULL teacher answer key!

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