Presentation on theme: "Diction, Transition, Understatement, and Wit DICTION Diction is an authors choice of words. Examples are an accent, the ways a author speaks, and grammatical."— Presentation transcript:
DICTION Diction is an authors choice of words. Examples are an accent, the ways a author speaks, and grammatical correctness.
TRANSITION A transition is a word or phrase that connects two ideas. Commonly used transitions are furthermore, likewise, and nevertheless.
UNDERSTATMENT A understatement is portraying a fact as less significant than it really is, or to minimalize it. EXAMPLES: Saying "We've had a little rain," when the neighborhood is flooded. Saying "It's just a scratch," when there is a huge dent. Bill Gates is financially secure.
WIT Wit is intellectually pleasing language that surprises by using cleverness, it is usually humorous. "It is a truth universally acknowledged that a young man in possession of a good fortune must be in want of a wife.“ "I do not approve of anything that tampers with natural ignorance. Ignorance is a delicate exotic fruit, touch it and the bloom is gone.“ I like long walks, especially when they are taken by people who annoy me.
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