First Short Paper Assignment
3-4 types pages
Due September 17
Everett's "oration" with Lincoln's speech at Gettysburg. Consider
the interpretation of the War revealed in each and how the structure
and content of each speech reveals the speakers interpretation.
<>Thesis: After a brief introduction that shows your
knowledge of the content of both speeches and the occasion, narrow your
focus to a specific and manageable point you want to make in your
comparison. Do not try to cover all elements of both speeches in
detail (at least not Everett's). Make a sustained argument in
your paper that you can support.
your points with adequate and appropriate references to the texts of
both speeches. Avoid long quotations that take up space that
should be given to your own discussion. When you do paraphrase or
quote from the texts, cite the passage by giving the paragraph number