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Please analyze diction in Munro's "The Found Boat."

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lou941 | Student, Grade 9 | (Level 1) Honors

Posted October 11, 2010 at 1:04 PM via web

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Please analyze diction in Munro's "The Found Boat."

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epollock | (Level 3) Valedictorian

Posted October 11, 2010 at 1:07 PM (Answer #1)

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The level of diction among the boys is generally low, with contractions and interjections (paragraph 4), profanity (paragraphs 7, 8), and grammatical mistakes (paragraph 22). Eva’s language is more at a middle level, as is Carol’s, although Carol indulges in slang in paragraph 55, and Eva uses an insulting slang term in paragraph 12. This careful attention to detail reveals that the characters in a sense, come from the language they speak, and can easily identified as to the type of people they strictly from their language. This story is a good case study in character analysis as it relates to what the characters say. 

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