“Donald Trump is the wrong president for our country.”. Those are words coming from Michelle Obama
who believes that there is a future in having Joe Biden as our next president. In this analysis, I will dive deeper into Michelle’s way of utilizing modes of persuasion, as well as linguistic features.
Michelle also uses logos in her speech, but not as much as she could. That is because the other two modes of persuasion (especially pathos) are significantly better when speaking to a big audience, where you try and persuade them through emotions.
Michelle Obama mainly utilizes a formal language in her way of speaking, which is also common when the topics are serious, which politics is.