AP Language and Composition. Dimensions of Style . Overview Sentences Words Figures. Dimensions of Style. Sentences : grammatical type, placement of details, variety Words : level of elaborateness and formality, difficulty, technicality Figures : schemes and tropes, figurative language .
Dimensions of Style
Sentences: grammatical type, placement of details, variety
Words: level of elaborateness and formality, difficulty, technicality
Figures: schemes and tropes, figurative language
Overall way writer’s incorporate details in to a sentence.
Loose- adds details immediately at the end of the basic elements
Periodic – adds details before the basic sentence elements or in the middle of them.
When a writer wants to sound
he/she will express those ideas in the same grammatical form
– words balance words, phrases balance phrases, clauses balance clauses, and sentences balance sentences.
I came; I saw; I conquered.
Diction from the Latin dicto which means “choice of words”
Vary the generality or specificity of your diction in order to address your readers in terms most useful to them.
“language peculiar to a particular group”
“technical terminology of a specific group”
Literal meaning of the word
Associations emotional or otherwise that the word evokes
Schemes: artful variations from the typical arrangements of words in sentences
Tropes: artful variations from the typical or expected way words or ideas are expressed.
Parallelism of words
Parallelism of phrases
Parallelism of clauses
Synecdoche – part used to refer to the whole
Metonymy – entity is referred to by one of its attributes