LITERATURE. Introduction to Humanities. Literature Chapter 7. Literature is an art whose medium is language used to affect the imagination. Words themselves can evoke a response even when they are spoken independently of a grammatical setting, such as a sentence.
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Diction refers to the choice of words.
“To be, or not to be.”
The careful use of diction can sometimes aid a satirist, whose intention is to say one thing and mean another.