Diction A style of speaking or writing determined by the choice of words by a

Diction a style of speaking or writing determined by

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Diction A style of speaking or writing determined by the choice of words by a speaker or a writer. Often separates good writing from bad writing. Example “Ah, happy, happy boughs! That cannot shed your leaves, nor ever bid the spring adieu.” It is more formal to use “adieu” than to say “goodbye.” “Heard melodies are sweet, but those unheard are sweeter: there, ye soft pipes, play on…” Notice the use of the formal “ye,” instead of the informal “you.” The formality here is due to the respect the urn inspires in Keats(author). Doppelganger German word meaning “look-alike,” or “double walker,” originally referred to a ghost, or shadow of a person; but in modern times it simply refers to a person that is a look-alike of another person. Example Jean being Eren’s doppelganger to cover for him while Armin was Historia’s double to cover for her while they were hiding and military police were searching for them. (I don’t have his horse face ? ) Epilogue A chapter at the end of a work of literature, which concludes the work. Example
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The end of the Hunger Games which concludes the series with Katniss holds her daughter and Peeta is with his son and they stay living in District 12 to live a quiet life. Epithet A descriptive literary device that describes a place, a thing, or a person in such a way that helps in making its characteristics more prominent than they are. Also, it is known as a “by- name,” or “descriptive title.” Example “The earth is crying-sweet, And scattering-bright the air, Eddying, dizzying, closing round, With soft and drunken laughter…” In this excerpt, the description of the air and earth is enhanced by the usage of epithets: “crying-sweet,” “scattering-bright,” and “soft and drunken laughter.” These epithets help in developing imagery in the minds of readers. Euphemism An idiomatic expression, which loses its literal meanings and refers to something else, in order to hide its unpleasantness. Example He is a little tipsy. We do not hire mentally challenged people. Euphony The use of words and phrases that are distinguished as having a wide range of noteworthy melody or loveliness in the sounds they create. “Season of mists and mellow fruitfulness, Close bosom- friend of the maturing sun; Conspiring with him how to load and bless With fruit the vines that round the thatch –eves run; To bend with apples the moss’d cottage-trees, And fill all fruit with ripeness to the core; To swell the gourd, and plump the hazel shells With a sweet kernel; to set budding more, And still more, later flowers for the bees…” There are many different words and phrases that can create euphony. However, in the given piece, Keats has used euphony in the whole poem, which gives soothing and pleasing effects.
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