Sacks Diction Analysis

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Distinct diction divides the styles of *Musicophilia and *Quiet. Addressing his audience with informal diction, Sacks contributes to his style. Deceivingly formal, Sack 's diction in *Musicophilia is broad in vocabulary and arranged in a sophisticated manner. Despite grammatical clues that point to the use of formal diction, such as lack contractions, Sacks has an informal tone. A few pages into chapter twenty-four, Sacks acknowledges, "Temple Grandin, the brilliant autistic scientist [he] described in *An Anthropologist on Mars..." (290). This is one example of many references to Sacks ' previous works. Since Sacks references himself often, one can assume he expects his audience to be familiar with his works. Sacks ' diction is informal
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