After her defeat in the presidential election by Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton delivered her concession speech on November 9, 2016. Concession speeches are an occasion for the losing candidate to bow out gracefully and to show the maturity it takes to accept defeat. Like those who have conceded or merely said farewell before her, Hillary Clinton's concession was a summation of a public life, with a dash of personal reflection and a vow to keep on fighting. Continue reading...
Topics: Language Politics
Donald J. Trump, newly elected President, delivered a speech in the early morning hours of November 9, 2016 to celebrate his victory and thank his supporters. In contrast to much of his campaign rhetoric, these remarks sought to reach out to former adversaries and heal old wounds. Comparing the poetic language of Barack Obama's 2012 victory speech with the comparatively plain-spoken language of President-elect Trump's address gives us a window into two very different ways to accomplish many of the same goals. Continue reading...
The final Presidential Debate of this campaign season took place on October 19th in Las Vegas, Nevada. Continue reading...
The town hall format, combined with the explosive nature of the revelations on the campaign trail over this last week, promised a wild evening, and the event did not disappoint. Continue reading...
The first and only vice-presidential debate was held on October 4, 2016 in Farmville, Virginia. Governor Mike Pence of Indiana, Donald Trump's running mate, and Senator Tim Kaine of Virginia, Hillary Clinton's choice for number two on the ticket, exchanged ideas and sometimes insults. Continue reading...
The first presidential debate between former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Donald J. Trump was held on September 26, 2016. Whatever your political affiliation, from a vocabulary perspective it was an intriguing contest. Continue reading...
Fitzgerald chose words with precision, and took into account not just their inherent meanings, but also how their use would serve to establish the traits of his characters. Continue reading...
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