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Poetic Devices: Diction. English 1 Mrs. Foster. Every Word Counts. In 10 words or less, describe: The most beautiful thing you’ve ever seen In 10 words or less, describe: The ugliest thing you’ve ever seen. Diction. A writer’s choice of words Helps create a writer’s style

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poetic devices diction

Poetic Devices:Diction

English 1

Mrs. Foster

every word counts
Every Word Counts
  • In 10 words or less, describe:
    • The most beautiful thing you’ve ever seen
  • In 10 words or less, describe:
    • The ugliest thing you’ve ever seen
diction
Diction
  • A writer’s choice of words
  • Helps create a writer’s style
  • Like imagery, can emphasize certain aspects of what’s being described.
denotation v connotation
Denotation v. Connotation
  • Denotation: The literal meaning of a word (what you might find in the dictionary)
  • Connotation: All the associations and emotions that have come to be attached to a word
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Denotation v. Connotation
  • The sun is bright
denotation v connotation2
Denotation v. Connotation
  • The sun is brilliant
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Denotation v. Connotation
  • Activity: Come up with as many synonyms for the following word as possible. Divide into words with positive connotation and words with negative connotation
  • Laughed
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