Style of language

In his speech at the Democratic National Convention in 2020, Joe Biden mainly uses formal language, which reflects the formal context of the speech. When it comes to the sentence structure, Biden primarily uses short and middle-length sentences, which make it easier for the audience to focus on his message: “Give people light. Those are words for our time”. These short sentences, combined with pauses, allow the audience to better focus on the meaning behind his words. 

On occasion, Biden also uses longer and more complex sentences. He uses these when he needs to express more complex points, such as the importance of change and the contrasts between Trump’s American and his own: “With an education system that trains our people for the best jobs of the 21st century, where cost doesn't prevent young people from going to college, and student debt doesn't crush them when they get out”. In this longer sentence, Biden stresses the importance of c...

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