Lincoln's Gettysburg Address reads as a free-form poem:
We can not dedicate--we can not consecrate--we can not hallow--this ground.
The brave men, living and dead, who struggled here, have consecrated it,
far above our poor power to add or detract. . . .
From these honored dead we take increased devotion to that cause for which
they gave the last measure of devotion--that we here highly resolve that these dead shall
not have died in vain--
that the nation, under God, shall have a new birth of freedom--
and that government of the people by the people for the people,
shall not perish from the earth.
19 November 1863
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