In which of the following does Lincoln use personal or possessive pronouns to engage the audience?

(A) “ ____ that this nation, under God, shall have a new birth of freedom ____ “

(B) “The brave men, living and dead, who struggled here, have consecrated it ____ “

(C) “ ____ a new nation, conceived in Liberty, and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal.”

(D) ** “It is rather for us to be here dedicated to the great task remaining before us ____ “


Concept note-1: -Lincoln preferred using the pronoun ‘we’ instead of ‘I’ in addressing his message. This pronoun was crucial to say to the audience because collective work is important for developing the nation. It is not just a sole function of a president.

Concept note-2: -This was his stirring conclusion: “The world will little note, nor long remember what we say here, but it can never forget what they did here. It is for us the living, rather, to be dedicated here to the unfinished work which they who fought here have thus far so nobly advanced.

Concept note-3: -The speech, delivered at the United States Capitol, was primarily addressed to the people of the South and was intended to succinctly state Lincoln’s intended policies and desires toward that section, where seven states had seceded from the Union and formed the Confederate States of America.