In writing, authors chose particular words and phrases to effectively convey their message or to engage the reader. Writer's word choices, also known as diction, can help communicate ideas, reveal emotion and opinions that they may have toward something or someone. There are many different levels of diction such as formal diction, used by Richard Rodriguez in his autobiography The Hunger of Memory, and neutral diction, used by Charles Bukowski in his novel Ham on Rye. The use of diction in these pieces make the stories come to life in the reader's head. Richard Rodriguez uses very formal diction in his autobiography,The Hunger of Memory, his words express his emotions and motives of being a writer.
Hawthorne’s writing style provides readers with a more vivid and colorful reading experience that hopefully pushes them to be more engaged in what they are reading. In having to decode the majority of the novel, it leaves a mysterious and open effect on the entire book. With all this in mind, it is important to recognize Hawthorne’s subtle use of literal devices like alliteration such as “married, happy, and mindful of her mother” (Hawthorne, 360) in his writing. Slight additions such as this spice up his typically repetitive language and peak interest on readers by keeping them on their toes. In having all the skills to represent the darkness and beauty in life in remarkable ways, Hawthorne uses syntax in The Scarlet Letter to improve and enhance the overall quality of his
Book genres are helpful ways of categorizing diverse author styles and methods of writing. Specific subjects like the Dust Bowl can be written is many ways, but they all have the same ability to reach the reader’s imagination and provide them with knowledge. While non-fiction books use straight forward facts and details while fiction describes the feelings and hardship, both can cause an emotional response from the reader. By braking down stories such as The Storm in the Barn, The Year of Dust, Out of the Dust, and Children of the Dust Bowl we as readers get an idea of how author’s use the genre methods to aid their stories. Despite the many differences in genre techniques in historical fiction and historical non-fiction, they have similar
The novel The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-time Indian is not simply written. The author Sherman Alexie, uses several words like articulate, hormonal, and decrepit which displays that the novel could be read by people of all ages. This novel is wonderfully written so that people of every socioeconomic status can relate to real-world problems like poverty, racism, death and substance abuse. Alexie uses simple language to convey the thoughts that are actually inside people’s minds. For instance, in the first chapter of the book, the author introduces Arnold to the world (Alexie, 2007).
He effectively explains his topic without losing his readers. Unlike Is Sex Necessary? Virgin Birth and Opportunism in the Garden and Parthenogenesis, this explanatory essay does not over-explain or use wording that is beyond the reader’s comprehension level. This, in addition to the writing strategies creates a perfect, enjoyable Explanatory Essay. These essays can be written on a variety of topics.
Have you ever wondered why authors use literary devices exactly?. Do you know of the author named Sandra Cisneros?. Authors use literal and figurative language in their text such as similes, metaphors, imagery, and others. They use these in order to express the specific theme of a literary work. One author who benefits from this is Sandra Cisneros, she applies literary devices to communicate her message in The House on Mango Street, a short book.
Lamott’s use of common everyday word choice, slight profanity, and added humor allows the reader to feel like Lamott is speaking directly to them instead of reading a boring instruction manual. This style creates an atmosphere that invites the reader in and allows him to engage in what Lamott is saying not just dismiss the article. Throughout the article, I enjoyed the writer’s style. It was as if Lamott was personally telling me this advice instead of reading a dry, boring instruction manual. This method allowed me to pay attention and retain what I was reading.
1). Popular Mechanics: Midterm Writing Assignment Sammi Surnitsky In “Popular Mechanics”, a story written by Raymond Carver, we as a reader find out about the pain of separation and the breakage of family. Carver uses two stylistic elements, diction and syntax, to further develop a tone within “Popular Mechanics”. Diction is the word choice and use of words in speech or writing. The syntax of a story is the arrangement of words and phrases used in order to create strong sentences in a language.
This passage from the essay, “Miss Jewett”, justifies how diction is used to create art in writing. Willa Cather uses words like, “design”, “full of perception and feeling” and “two kinds of making”, to justify how authors’ have the ability to express their feelings through their writing. Authors like Sarah Jewett who was able to portray her feelings towards
Fragmentation is a form of writing opposite of the Realist and Naturalist eras that encompasses modernisms search for new and influential forms of writing that help the read take a new first person perspective on each character as they were coming into play during the story. For instance, the story starts from the perspective of Darl, and then transitions to Cora, and so on, and so on, throughout the story. Liam C. Butchart analyzes this style in greater detail.