Abraham Lincoln

By Abraham Lincoln 1809–1865 Abraham Lincoln
Abraham Lincoln
his hand and pen
he will be good but
god knows When

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Poet Abraham Lincoln 1809–1865

POET’S REGION U.S., Midwestern

Subjects Living, Youth

Holidays Independence Day

Poetic Terms Epigram, Allusion

 Abraham  Lincoln


The 16th president of the United States, Abraham Lincoln worked as a lawyer and served in the Illinois General Assembly for eight years and in the House of Representatives for a year before winning the Republican nomination for president in 1860. As president during the Civil War, Lincoln issued the Emancipation Proclamation and delivered the Gettysburg Address in 1863. He was re-elected as president in 1864 and served until his . . .

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SUBJECT Living, Youth

POET’S REGION U.S., Midwestern

Poetic Terms Epigram, Allusion

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Originally appeared in Poetry magazine.

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