TYPES OF SENTENCES USED IN MICHELLE OBAMA’S SPEECH: A CONTENT ANALYSIS
English is an efficient language due to its simpler spelling, grammar, and letter system. When it comes to English grammar, one must follow numerous rules and regulations, such as an understanding of the parts of speech, tenses, phrases, clauses, and syntactic structures necessary to construct grammatically correct sentences. A sentence is generally divided into two categories: the functional and the structural. There are four different types of sentences based on structure: the simple sentence, compound sentence, complex sentence, and compound-complex sentence. In this regard, I selected the public speaker who delivered a formal speech employing a variety of sentence structures. The representation of appropriate speech delivery can be observed in one of Michelle Obama's speeches, titled "Michelle Obama's Speech at the 2020 DNC." My research aimed to provide information on the phenomenon of using different types of sentences in a speech to determine a suitable speech structure by employing content analysis as the research method. The findings revealed that the most frequently used type of sentence structure is the simple sentence, with the declarative sentence being the most commonly used context.