Diction is the writer’s choice of words and phrases and how those phrases convey their story. Depending on the type of diction used, colloquial, abstract, etc., the chosen concept, idea, point of view, or plot is going to be more or less effectively conveyed.
- Abstract DictionAbstract diction occurs when the poet wants to express something ephemeral, or ungraspable. Read More
- Colloquial DictionColloquial diction is conversational in nature and can be seen through the use of informal words that represent a specific place or time. Read More
- Formal DictionFormal diction is used when the setting is sophisticated. This could be anything from a speech, to a paper submitted to a journal. Read More
- Slang DictionSlang diction contains words that are very specific to a region and time, and have been recently coined. Read More
- Speaker in PoetryThe speaker in a piece of poetry might be the poet, an imagined character, a creature or even an object. Read More