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What is Diction?
Exmaples of diction
"A frosty winter night - my love,
Chill wind whispers sweet adoration.
Binds my body with the finest wool,
The darkest of sweet sensations."
John Anderson, Night, My Lover
In the above excerpt from Night, My Lover by John Anderson, Anderson chooses to use a great deal of words with 'w' and 's' sounds to convey a soothing peaceful feeling. John could have said "Cold gales talk sugary love", but it would not have conveyed the meaning or feeling of the poem correctly. The choice of one word as opposed to another is Diction.
"Types of Diction in Literature?" Types of Diction in Literature. N.p., n.d. Web. 01 Feb. 2013.