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  • Diction of Othello

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    Diction is the author's choice of words, taking into account correctness, clearness, and effectiveness. Shakespeare's works focus on human problems and resolving them. The use of Shakespeare’s diction throughout Othello is very unique because he is very clear in the emotions and the plans of characters. He lays out what a character's plan is before he acts it out. He also has a tendency to retell the recent events. These subtle hints allow the reader to foreshadow and develop a feel for each character

  • Piggy Diction

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    -I think that Golding exhibited diction when he writes, “Piggy sat expressionless behind the luminous wall of his myopia.” Although myopia mainly means near-sightedness, which is very evident in Piggy, the definition also mentions a “lack of intellectual insight.” I believe Golding used this diction to show how Piggy has lost some of his intelligence without being able to see, and instead sits “expressionless.” -Piggy is still hanging on to the slim amount of civilization left, as he forces Ralph

  • Diction And Imagery In The Poe

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    willingness to be vulnerable. In the poem“Swimming alone,'; author Patricia Keeney uses diction and imagery to convey that venturing into risky situations requires one to be brave and yet desperate.      The swim is presented to the reader as an enormous challenge that only the brave and desperate would face, such as a player in a challenging computer game. Diction such as ‘dangerous’ and ‘trouble’ used throughout the swim

  • "The Pedestrian: Diction Analysis

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    While writing, authors use a variety of literary devices to allow the reader to comprehend the main idea that needs to be taken from the story. Included in these literary devices is diction, and diction is crucial in the author’s development of the tone and theme that is produced. Without precise word choice, the reader would not know what kind of emotions to feel or what kind of ideas to think about the piece of writing. In the futuristically set short story, television runs everybody’s lives, and

  • Diction In Annabel Lee

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    the age of thirteen and who died in 1847 before she turned twenty-five. Poe 's work often returns frequently to his fixation with the Romantic image of a beautiful woman who has died too sudden and too young. In “Annabel Lee”, Poe uses imagery and diction to create a very supernatural and mythical setting when telling a story of how a powerful love and nature created a wonderful but also painful memory. When I first read Annabel Lee I did not understand what it was saying, but after reading the poem

  • Diction In Take Me Out

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    is constantly watched, constantly in play. Greenberg uses active diction, short paragraphs, and the repetition of impactful plays in baseball to reach the audience’s attention and bring awareness to the metaphorical importance of baseball and its correlation to a democracy. The diction found throughout the scene enhances Greenberg’s point of baseball symbolizing the hope in a democratic society. Greenberg continues to use diction, such as “remarkable symmetry” (Greenberg) and “equality” (Greenberg)

  • Marge Piercy’s Persuasive Diction

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    the reader in such an obvious way that the reader cannot help but understand what she intends them to perceive. Furthermore, her diction is so powerful it persuades the reader to agree with her opinions on a myriad of topics. Marge Piercy’s poetry is often written in the form of freestyle and blatantly portrays her opinions on various social issues through the diction and other literary elements she uses in her works. As a child, Piercy had a close relationship with her mother, more so than her

  • The Diction In 'The Flower' By Alice Walker

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    cannot see far away (or near-sightedness) (Bailey). The author purposefully named the young girl Myop to further imply the innocence of the character due to her inability to see far away and keep her child-like wonder and awe of the present. The diction used by Alice Walker in The Flower is from the perspective of a young, innocent child. Her language comes across to the reader as being simple and uncomplicated, fitting the thoughts and language that a child would use. At the beginning of the story

  • Power of Diction: Vladimir Nabokov

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    A theme is any universal idea explored in a literary work. After reading the novel Lolita it became obvious that there were multiple themes occurring throughout the book. In my eyes the most important theme of them all was the power of diction and how Nabokov honored words because they elevated his artwork otherwise dreadful topic. This particular book is known for being risqué, but it is important to note that there are no four-letter words or any obvious graphic material; that's because of Humbert's

  • The Wonderful World of Slim’s Diction

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    In Steinbeck’s work, Of Mice and Men, he artfully uses diction to portray Slim, leaving the reader with a vision of a towering strong wise man. Steinbeck uses a variety of diction, some to show Slim’s personality, while others to show the respect he is given and the way he prefers to work. These types of diction create the perfect painting of Slim. Slim is known to everyone on the ranch as a very omniscient person, someone who would give the ranchers such a good explanation of anything that they