omission of conjunctions for effect
asyndeton
rhetorical term for when a word increases in intensity or power in items in a series
climax
Licoln says, "The world will little note, nor long remember what we say here," but here we are studying the speech
irony
Rather than the word "die," Lincoln uses this word to connote a loss of any trace of existence or even a slow withering away
perish
the deliberate departure from the expected syntax for effect
anastrophe
the repetition of "people" in "of the people, for the people, by the people"
antistrophe
a skilled writer achieves this when he uses transition words, pointed words (this, that) and repeated words or synonyms
fluency
"that we here highly resolve that these dead shall not have ..."
calltoaction
Ironically, Lincoln establishes this appeal when he acknowledges his own "poor power" or a weakness in his position
ethos
emotional appeal
pathos
this word means "second to last"
penultimate
word choice
diction
word order
syntax
your favorite teacher (hint: starts with "F" and rhymes with "play")
Frey
the addition of unnecessary conjunctions for effect
syndeton