Diction

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So what's actual diction?

So what's actual diction?

Posted by Anonymous on Mon, 09/01/2014 - 18:12
Diction is...

If you have read the book, Adventures of Tom Sawyer, diction in that book is the way tom talks. If you go to the south they say y'all and best be off, thats diction.

Posted by Anonymous on Mon, 09/15/2014 - 02:33
diction example

So let's say if someone wants to write an example of diction from a text, he/she write: Diction:- choice of words. The authors dark choice of words gave the text the sad theme and it made the text more interesting as it built suspense and horror as we moved up the passage.

Posted by Anonymous on Tue, 10/14/2014 - 02:12
basically word choice used to

basically word choice used to create literary techniques

Posted by Anonymous on Fri, 09/05/2014 - 01:34
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
Diction

I've been thinking heavily about diction lately. I don't think it's only the choice of words themselves, but of genre, sentence structure, every choice an author or speaker makes in order to transmit not only the semantic import of any utterance, but more importantly the attitude, the emotional subtext of a communication. So diction includes connotations, associations, figures of speech or their complete absence. Diction is all the choices one makes- should I write a letter, shout out my window,deliver a speech, text message, write an editorial or a novel. What form of genre, sentences, style level (high, middle or low style)—all the decisions and selections any speaker or writer makes to accomplish the goal they feel in their gut. Everyone says "get the message across" as though we are all trying to drag logs over the Rubicon. Across what? The space between my skull and yours? How do I get what is in this skull and heart into your skull and heart? We have language principally, and language is imperfect. So we manipulate it to the best of our ability. And, as we know, some people have a way with words; others not have way.

Posted by Anonymous on Sat, 11/01/2014 - 23:22
Diction is someone's own

Diction is someone's own style or voice in their writing. For example, Shakesphere's writing is very confusing to understand, but that's just his voice.

Posted by Anonymous on Wed, 04/30/2014 - 04:49
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
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I agree. The English language is more than confusing—in fact, terrifying—but we must get to know it if we are to change it c:

Posted by Anonymous on Tue, 12/02/2014 - 09:39
(Glad) Observation

For a person who hates the English language, your writing, thankfully, doesn't go down the drain to reflect you point.
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Posted by Anonymous on Mon, 04/21/2014 - 14:34
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
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And Canadian!

Posted by Anonymous on Tue, 06/03/2014 - 05:32
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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