Diction

how can we use diction as a rhetorical device?

Diction is the sum of the overall language choices being made by the speaker. Some words may appeal better to particular audiences and prove a point based on their connotation.

Here are some ways to incorporate a discussion of diction in your essay:

I really want to say “the author uses diction,” but then I realize this doesn’t make sense, so I write…

  • The choice of the word _______ conveys…
  • This word is significant because…

Model:

The phrase*,”” used to describe/identify____ conveys

_____________________ since / because / in that _______________. This is significant

because______________.

  • Or the noun, verb, adjective, adverb, words, phrases

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