Diction: A Poet's Choice

Sun Oct 27, 1pm–4pm
Presented by: The Writer's Center
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Should the language used in poetry be different from that used in everyday speech? For centuries it most definitely was...and then, thanks to William Wordsworth, things changed. In this workshop, we will examine what diction is and why understanding where certain words come from is essential to using and combining them effectively. Topics for discussion include the relationship between diction and tone, the difference between idiom and cliché, and the role of ambiguity. We will also talk about “poetic diction” and why it should be avoided.

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