COMPARISON OF SPEAKERS LIZ TRUSS AND BORIS JOHNSON
Keywords:speech, political speech, audience, public
Public political discourse is one of the most common ways for a politician to communicate with their voters. The aim of this study is to conduct an analysis and comparison of the speakers Liz Truss and Boris Johnson in their public appearances in front of the audience, where specific characteristics of political rhetoric will be explained in the following text. The speeches of Elizabeth (Liz) Truss differ in terms of length, style, and language she uses. Some of her speeches are strictly based on facts and descriptions of actions by historical figures, where the use of figurative language is very rare. However, there are speeches where the concept of metaphor is used in a prosperous and productive way. Entire domains such as country, economy, and the world are often combined with the original domain. This expresses the process of "building" or "creating" a better place to live or describing the desired way the country, economy, or the world should look, or the way to improve the current state. In contrast, Boris Johnson's speeches are more explicit, supplemented with emotional feelings, and a desire to evoke empathy among the entire audience.