Definition


  • Diction: realted to style, diction refers to the writers word choices, especially with regard to their correctness, clearness, or effectiveness. When diction is combined with syntax, figurative langauge, literary devices,etc., it creates an author's style.
  • Your diction is simply your choice of words. There is no single, correct diction in the English language; instead, you choose different words or phrases for different contexts:
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Examples


To a friend
"a screw-up"
To a child
"a mistake"
To the police
"an accident"
To an employer
"an oversight"