Ever since Donald Trump got elected to office, we have been in a new world. A world where he decides what is false and what is real. If some numbers or statistics does not improve his self-image, it is fake news.
It can be hard to know precisely what is true or what is not. An example of Donald Trump’s disregard for facts is an article written by Bryce Covert. “The Trump Administration Says Poverty Is Over. They’re Lying” is about how the Trump administration supposedly lies about poverty.
The focus in this analytical essay is firstly to look at the language and linguistic features. Secondly, it will look at how the use of the appeal- and argumentative forms that Covert has used to get her message abroad.
If you look at the structure of the article, it is very clearly structured. The title “The Trump Administration Says Poverty Is Over. They’re Lying” is quite straightforward. Already in the title, is she making a rather strong claim that says that Trump is straight-up lying.
It is a captivating title, which makes the reader interested and wants to know more. At the beginning of the article, the writer speaks about where the Trump Administration stands on poverty. According to the writer, the Trump Administration would like to believe there is no such thing as poverty.