Archaic Diction: Definition & Examples


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Archaic diction refers to obsolete or outdated…

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1. Examples of archaic diction are called…

2. In which of these fields is archaic diction NOT typically found?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and corresponding worksheet will help you gauge your understanding of what exactly archaic diction is and both the historical and current uses of archaisms. Topics you'll need to know to pass the quiz include the general meaning of archaic diction and the purpose of using such diction in literature.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use these assessment tools to assess your knowledge of:

  • The meaning of archaic diction
  • The term for examples of archaic diction
  • Common areas where archaic definition is used
  • The purpose of archaic usage in literature
  • The origins of archaisms in legal writings

Skills Practiced

This worksheet and quiz let you practice the following skills:

  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main phrases, such as archaic diction and archaisms
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related archaic diction lesson
  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast topics from the lesson, such as the historical uses of archaic diction and its current uses
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the central meaning of archaic diction

Additional Learning

To learn more about outdated phrases and pronunciations, review the corresponding lesson on Archaic Diction. This lesson covers the following topics:

  • Define archaic diction and archaisms
  • Explore the use of archaic diction in Romantic literature, legal writing, religious rites and parodies
  • Understand the purpose of archaic diction