Life is a barren field Frozen with snow. I want my students to be able to form a relationship with the reader by creating a speaker's voice that is lively, engaging, and interesting.
Repetition also antithesis Optional Follow-up Activity: Students can get a great deal of practice with effective language by writing a poem. Ask students to write a poem about their feelings regarding public speaking. Remind them to use as many of the techniques discussed in this lesson as possible.
In the last lesson, we talked about the importance of understanding your audience.
Good public speakers know that their ability to win over the audience from the beginning will determine how effective their speech is in the end. Another factor that influences the success, or failure, of your speech is the language you use. The words you choose will paint a picture for your listeners.
Whether they accept or reject that picture is determined by how well you chose those words.
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Word Choice You may not realize it, but the English language is constantly growing. When the first dictionary was created init contained just 70, words.
Modern dictionaries hold more than 2 million words and language experts report that another words are added ever year on average. Because there are so many words to pick from, you run a greater risk of picking the wrong one.This really happens to you when the words on the page have voice.
In Langston Hughes's poem, "Harlem," imagery and figurative language are used to express his poetic voice. The poetic devices used to describe a "dream deferred" capture the reader's attention.
the concept of voice, along with word choice, audience awareness, sentence variety. Diction: The words an author uses to describe a character, setting or situation. Diction is important to interpret because an author’s word choice will give you clues to his opinion.
Poetry Unit Test Directions: Read the following poem, and answer the questions below. In the first line, what is the literary device in the words “warm wind, the west wind” A. similes B. allusions C.
imagery D. metaphors MULTIPLE CHOICE. Mental imagery plays a significant role in guiding how we feel, think, and even behave. These mental simulations are often guided by language, making it important to understand what aspects of language contribute to imagery vividness and consequently to the way we think.
•an author’s choice of words. – 3. Denotative/Connotative Language: Symbolism & Imagery •Symbolism: the use of recurrent symbols or images in a work to create an added level Tone Words • Afraid • Allusive • Angry • Apologetic • Audacious • Benevolent • Bitter • Boring.
In rhetoric and composition, diction is the choice and use of words in speech or writing. Also called word choice. In phonology and phonetics, diction is a way of speaking, usually judged in terms of prevailing standards of pronunciation and elocution.