Which of the sentences from the speech is an example of an understatement?

(A) Now we are engaged in a great civil war, testing whether that nation, or any nation so conceived and so dedicated, can long endure.

(B) But in a larger sense, we cannot dedicate-we cannot consecrate-we cannot hallow-this ground.

(C) We have come to dedicate a portion of that field, as a final resting place for those who here gave their lives that the nation might live.

(D) ** The world will little note, nor long remember what we say here, but it can never forget what they did here.


Concept note-1: -What is the main purpose of the Gettysburg Address? The main purpose of the Gettysburg Address at the time it was given was to commemorate a new National Cemetery at Gettysburg. It also gave Lincoln’s purpose for pushing on to win the Civil War-the abolition of slavery and the reunification of the Union.

Concept note-2: -Repetition. Repetition is used to make ideas and points more memorable and create a more appealing sound effect. For example, the speaker uses the word “here” seven times in the speech to emphasize the importance of the Gettysburg battle for the Civil War.