Word choic1 - The polish, aspect of writing called STYLE....

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The polish, aspect of writing called STYLE. If you say someone has style: mean fashionable, a manner, way about them: informal or formal, preppy or hip-hop, whatever, suits the person or the subject. Appropriate, natural. Style consists of many different elements in writing, hard to pinpoint. But you know that Into the Wild is a different style than, say, Shakespeare. So let’s look at a couple elements of style: WORD CHOICE (or DICTION) .SHOW GABLE AD There are some 856,000 words in the English language, the average person has a vocabulary of xxxx words. So you have a lot to choose from, that choice is going to influence your style. In English, writer always has at least three words for any idea, rooted in the Latin, the Germanic or Saxon tongues, and the Greek. Think of a word for habitation: city, town, metropolis. And that's just the start. In English, we also owe a heavy debt to Algonquin, and Hebrew, and Malay (ketchup anyone?) and Zulu and Hmong among others. FIRE/FLAME/CONFLAGRATION HOUSE/RESIDENCE/HABITATION And then there is ''jargon,'' those special vocabularies known only to those in specific fields. Computer-related jargon, or
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This note was uploaded on 04/16/2010 for the course ENGLISH 101 taught by Professor Unknown during the Fall '03 term at Holyoke CC.

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