For some time before his eventual election,
I had been fascinated by the idiosyncracies of
former President Trump’s spoken style.
When I read an online invitation to analyse and
diagram features of this style,
I responded at once.
In the first link below is my analysis.
- First comes an extract from a speech he made in 2015,
- then a phrase by phrase analysis,
- and then a diagram of typical features of his style.
The second link will take you to the article with the invitation to diagram Trump’s style,
though unfortunately all the emails I sent them containing my analysis bounced back:
For a contrast with the oratory of former President Obama, see my appreciation of an extract from his victory speech in 2008, presented in the form of a lesson for intermediate or advanced students (designed for Macmillan’s onestopenglish.com):