Diction: A Quick Review

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This (as seen in the title) is a quick review for the literary element, diction.
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  • 1
    Let's start off with an easy question: what is diction?
  • 2
    What does monosyllabic describe?
  • 3
    Why would an author choose to write monosyllabically?
  • 4
    "They go to hell," was my ready and orthodox answer.

    "And what is hell? Can you tell me that?"

    "A pit full of fire."

    "And should you like to fall into that pit, and to be burning there forever?"

    "No, sir."
    (quote from Jane Eyre)
    What can be used to describe the diction of this exchange?
  • 5
    Speaking of polysyllabic, what does it mean?
  • 6
    "May you never appeal to Heaven in prayers so hopeless and so agised as in that hour left my lips:" (quote from Jane Eyre)
    What can be used to describe the diction of this quote?
  • 7
    What does euphonious mean?
  • 8
    What are denotative words?
  • 9
    Which of the following is a denotative definition of the word "home"?
  • 10
    Which of the following sentences contains a diction error?

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