Diction

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Thanks for the details about

Thanks for the details about the various diction in the literary world. It is amazing to learn that each writer leaves behind a foot print so that their work can be easily recognized throughout the world by every person.

Posted by Anonymous on Thu, 03/20/2014 - 08:23
A Tale Of Two Cities

hello i have to write an essay on literary devices used in a tale of two cities and i still don't understand the term diction. can someone help me out?? thanks

Posted by Anonymous on Mon, 11/18/2013 - 02:50
Of Mice And Men

I have to write an essay on Of Mice and Men essay. I am writing it on how literary elements effect characterization. I am currently using imagery and foreshadowing. I need one more element to support my thesis but I am not sure whether I should use diction or dialect and why I would use one over the other. Can anyone help me out?

Posted by Anonymous on Sun, 11/17/2013 - 03:40
Hmmm...

It's all still kind of foggy with me. Hopefully, everyone else is doing better than me at understanding this terminology. Wow, i really hate the English Language. So confusing!

Posted by Anonymous on Thu, 02/28/2013 - 02:28
Question???

So what is the difference between diction and dialect???

Posted by Anonymous on Fri, 12/14/2012 - 01:45
Answer

Diction is the authors word choice. The author might say the woman is skinny rather than calling her anorexic to avoid causing offense. Dialect is a difference in grammar or pronunciation that is associated with a geographical region. For example, people who live in England tend to say "lift," "torch," and "lorry" whereas Americans would say "elevator," "flashlight" and "truck."
Summary:
Diction = author's word choice
Dialect = grammar difference based on where the person lives

Hope this helped.

Posted by Anonymous on Tue, 02/11/2014 - 04:48
Answer!!!!!!!

There is a huge difference between diction and dialect. Dialect is the conversation diction is the words that are being said...the way in which they say it. BIG DIFFERENCE....HUGE

Posted by Anonymous on Wed, 10/16/2013 - 14:33
Dialect refers specifically

Dialect refers specifically to the manner of speaking of a specific group (i.e. southern speech patterns) while diction encompasses the writers patterns as a whole. Diction refers to the writer's mood, attitude, patterns, diction etc.that are characteristic of the writer.

Posted by Anonymous on Mon, 05/06/2013 - 06:11
Opinion

It all depends on your view point and opinion. Just make sure you have support for your argument.

Posted by Anonymous on Wed, 12/12/2012 - 06:37
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Posted by Anonymous on Thu, 11/22/2012 - 22:31
That's just how countries

That's just how countries that are or were governed by England spellit

Posted by Anonymous on Thu, 09/27/2012 - 23:35
then...

wouldn't it be considered diction? In diction's definition it says diction is 'the selection of certain words or phrases that become peculiar to a writer'. So, wouldn't "colour" or "metre" or "kilometre" give the book a more distinct british feel?

Posted by Anonymous on Sun, 10/21/2012 - 23:29
(Un)fortunately not

"Colour" vs "color" is not choosing a particular word, but rather a spelling. The 'u' does not give a "British feel" to a sentence, as many countries(Canada as an example) spell the word in that way.

On the other hand nearly every country in the world, apart from the United States, uses the metric system so using kilometers in place of miles would hardly imbue the work with a feeling of Brittishness, so much as it would imbue a sense of "not-american". This could possibly be interpreted as a diction, but I would be wary to call it that.

Posted by Anonymous on Sat, 10/27/2012 - 00:05
History of American Spellings

In order to fully understand this you should go to the Grammar Girl website. She has a nice brief history about why American's do not add the u, or spell with an -re. It has to do with an attempt to separate ourselves from the British after the American Revolution.

Posted by Anonymous on Tue, 03/12/2013 - 08:57
HELP?

would "colour" or "metre" or "kilometre" be a diction?

Posted by Anonymous on Fri, 08/17/2012 - 04:23
that is the UK spelling of

that is the UK spelling of english words... in the US we use color meter and kilometer

Posted by Anonymous on Tue, 03/05/2013 - 23:31
no thats just how british

no thats just how british people spell it.

Posted by Anonymous on Mon, 09/03/2012 - 23:27
Nope

I spell "colour" Like that and I am American. It just adds a different feel to it. Or That it could be used in dialogue.

Posted by Anonymous on Fri, 11/09/2012 - 20:56
No.

The form of -ou is British words.

Posted by Anonymous on Thu, 11/29/2012 - 03:14
I would agree, although this

I would agree, although this may be a matter of opinion. If it gives a certain feel to the writing, then yes! :)

Posted by Anonymous on Fri, 08/31/2012 - 22:29

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