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diction word choice
concrete diction words that specifically name or describe things or persons
abstract diction words that express general ideas or concepts
poetic diction strictly speaking, poetic diction means any language deemed suitable for verse; elevated language
allusion a brief, sometimes indirect, reference in a text to a place, person, or thing; a literary shorthand to enrich the meaning of a text; a common body of knowledge between reader and writer
low diction, vulgate the language of the common people; unschooled, everyday speech
colloquial English the casual or informal but correct language of ordinary native speakers
middle diction the ordinary speech of educated native speakers
high diction the heightened, impersonal language of educated persons, usually only written, although possibly spoken on dignified occasions
dialect a particular variety of language spoken by an identifiable regional group or social class
denotation the literal, dictionary meaning
connotation an association or additional meaning of the word, image, or phrase may carry apart from the literal denotation or dictionary definition
suggestion the power of a word to imply unspoken associations, in addition to its literal meaning
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