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…
The phrase*,”” used to describe/identify____ conveys
_____________________ since / because / in that _______________. This is significant
- Or the noun, verb, adjective, adverb, words, phrases
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