Notes - Diction(word choice • formal academic deviated...

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Tone (Speaker’s attitude toward subject) formal, academic, objective, scientific, clinical, professional…. informal, relaxed, laid-back, conversational…. self-aware, introspective, probing, unpretentious, self- deprecating…. wry, witty, satirical, ironic, humorous… sincere, earnest, idealistic, passionate, celebratory…. cynical, contemptuous, acerbic, apathetic, derisive….
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Unformatted text preview: Diction (word choice) • formal, academic, deviated, clinical, jargon…. • informal, unconventional, slang, vernacular, conversational, chatty…. • poetic, emotive, sensory, stylized, concrete…. • simple, plain, everyday, unsophisticated, unpretentious… • profane, foul, crude, vulgar, raunchy…...
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