What are examples of diction in Suzanne Collins's Catching Fire, and how do they affect the reader?
Diction is a term we use to describe an author's word choices. Individual word choices are never arbitrary because every single word carries its own connotation. Hence, an author's choice of one word over another will influence the tone, mood, and even meaning of a work of literature. Dr. Wheeler gives us the example of a "rock formation." A rock formation can be called "a stone, a boulder, an outcropping, a pile of rocks, a cairn, a mound, or even an 'anomalous geological feature,'" and each term choice for rock carries its own meaning (Dr. Wheeler, Literary Terms and Definitions: D"). For example,...
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