Topic

Donald Trump’s inaugural address is a political speech delivered on the occasion of the speaker taking the oath of office as US President. Given the circumstance of the speech, Trump approaches the broad topics of American politics and economy, focusing on several specific issues: giving power back to the people, improving the economy, changing foreign policy, and the importance of American un…

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American democracy and unity

First, the speaker explores the topic of American democracy, talking about the power of the people: “Together we will determine the course of America and the world for many, many years to come.”; “we are transferring power from Washington, D.C. and giving it back to you, the people.”

In doing so, the speaker also c…

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American economy

Another important issue Trump addresses is that of the American economy. He presents a US economy in decline which has a negative effect people’s lives, often using vivid imagery: “Mothers and children trapped in poverty in our inner cit…

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American foreign policy

When Donald Trump explores American foreign policy, he focuses on broad economic issues but also on issues of social and economic security for individuals. The speaker claims factories moving abroad affected American workers:

One by one, the factor…

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Argumentation

Speakers can use two types of argumentation to convey their points. They can use direct argumentation (expressing their views openly) or hidden argumentation (using examples or other techniques to suggest their arguments).

Donald Trump’s inaugural address is an example of direct argumentation. Throughout the speech, Trump is direct about his views on…

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