Assignment – Abraham Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address is famous for the historical moment in which it was given as well as the important ideas it expresses. Part of what makes it successful, though, is how well it flows and how it uses transitions to create context for the claims he makes about the need to treat all equally. 

Examine Lincoln’s speech. Find five hooks (words that make a specific connection to the previous sentence) and write a sentence explaining how the hook works. Here is an example: 

Hook between 1 and 2 – “Now” – Lincoln starts the second sentence by referencing the present. This hooks back to the first sentence when he was talking about the founding fathers in 1776, making the reader think about the similarities and differences between the Revolutionary War and the Civil War. By connecting the past to the present he hooks together the two sentences.

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