Using Lincoln S A House Divided Speech Walt Whitman S O Captain My Captain Poem 1

Using Lincoln’s “A House Divided” speech, Walt Whitman’s “O Captain! My Captain!” poem, and Jane Addams’s “Influence of Lincoln” memoir chapter, you are going to write an expository essay of at least 750 words to answer the question: “What American ideal(s) does Abraham Lincoln embody?” To get started, think about our discussion of Lincoln’s speech and reread “O Captain! My Captain!” and “Influence of Lincoln.” Identify the American ideals and Lincoln’s embodiment of them.

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