2 Diction Diction has to do with the author’s word choice. What words are he/she choosing to get his/her point across?Denotation: This is the LITERAL meaning of a word.Dictionary definitionConnotation: Ideas or feelings that a word creates inside the reader.Levels of Diction:FormalInformalSlang/ColloquialHOW DOES DICTION AFFECT TONE?
3 Levels of Diction Formal: Elevated/archaic Informal: Standard language Slang/Colloquial: Low diction (ultra informal)If you were addressing your boss in an , you would most likely use…If you were sending a text to your girlfriend/boyfriend, you would most likely use…If you were talking to your parents, you would most likely use…
6 The denotation (literal meaning) of home and house = roughly “a dwelling place”
7 What do you think of when you hear… House HomeMaybe… Maybe…**Roof **Comfort**Structure **Love**Place where people **Securitylive **Privacy**WarmthThink about this: What do you think it means when realtors use the word home more frequently than they do house?
8 Positive and Negative Connotation Negative Neutral PositiveChick Woman Lady