Types of diction

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Types of diction

  1. 1. TYPES OF DICTION AP Language
  2. 2.  Used when addressing a highly educated audience. This includes sermons, scholarly journals, etc. FORMAL
  3. 3.  used when addressing a familiar or specific audience. This includes personal letters, emails, and documents with conversational or entertaining purposes. This level also includes "slang" language, which may be used to create a specific "flavor" as in sports casting or novels. INFORMAL
  4. 4.  1. Characteristic of or appropriate to the spoken language or to writing that seeks the effect of speech; informal.  2. Relating to conversation; conversational. COLLOQUIAL
  5. 5. SLANG  1. A kind of language occurring chiefly in casual and playful speech, made up typically of short-lived coinages and figures of speech that are deliberately used in place of standard terms for added raciness, humor, irreverence, or other effect.  2. Language peculiar to a group; argot or jargon: thieves' slang.

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