Analysis of Lincoln's telegram writing - a new literacy?
This is a page for initial work on analysis of Lincoln's telegram writing writing style
The activity directions
Our task over the next 10 days will be to systematically analyze the telegrams in our digital collection at http://lincolntelegrams.com/ and http://wiki.lincolntelegrams.com Each of you will read all of the telegrams (should take about 2 hours), and record your impressions of Lincoln's style as a telegraph writer. Use the following criteria to produce your critique.
1. What are some of the prominent themes in Lincoln's telegraph writing?
2. What sort of conventions did Lincoln follow or eschew when composing telegram memos?
3. How would you describe Lincoln's communicative style (e.g. forceful, friendly, technical, detailed, verbose, etc)?
4. What sorts of changes do you detect over time (from March 10, 1864 to April 11, 1865) in Lincoln's writing and communicating?
5. What are some other characteristics or styles that are particularly interesting or representative of Lincoln's telegraph writing literacy?
Please post here analysis below, include your name.
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