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Chapters 16-18

TermDefinition
diction word choice
concrete diction words that specifically name or describe a thing or a person
abstract diction ideas or concepts
poetic diction language deemed suitable for verse; elevated language
allusion a reference to something or someone
low diction vulgate; language of common people
colloquial English casual or informal or conversational English
middle diction ordinary speech of educated native speakers
high diction formal English; heightened, impersonal language of educated persons
dialect a particular variety of language spoken by an identifiable regional group or social class
denotation the literal, dictionary meaning of a word
connotation an association or additional meaning
suggestion the power of a word to imply unspoken associations, in addition to its literal meanings
image a word or series of words that refers to a sensory experience
imagery collective set of images
visual imagery sense of sight
auditory imagery sense of hearing
tactile imagery sense of touch
olfactory imagery sense of smell
gustatory sense of taste
haiku a Japanese verse of three unrhymed lines of five, seven, and five syllables; relies mostly on images, and usually set in one of four seasons
Created by: rknebel