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i am writing an essay on fitzgerald's "babylon revisited" and i have to give examples of patterns of diction in the story. the teacher explained diction, but i would like a better defenition and examples please!


Here are some websites that have good information and some examples:

http://www.answers.com/diction
Be sure to keep scrolling down and read as many of these definitions, explanations, and examples as possible.

http://www.tnellen.com/cybereng/lit_terms/terms/#Diction

Another way to consider diction is this. Which would you conclude is the more formal level of language?

-- Who tossed that guy in the clink?

-- Who arrested that man?

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