Diction: Definition & Examples


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Which of the following BEST describes diction?

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1. Which of the following statements is NOT true?

2. When considering diction, which of the following BEST describes 'the right word?'

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz/worksheet combo will help you test your understanding of the concept of diction in writing. Topics you'll need to know to pass the quiz include the definition of diction and how choice words can affect a reader.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be tested on your ability to:

  • Recall the definition of diction
  • Identify the effect diction has on a reader
  • Describe the meaning of 'the right word' in relation to writing choices

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet test the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related diction lesson
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main vocabulary and phrases, such as diction and the right word
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about word choice and diction

Additional Learning

To learn more about diction, review the accompanying lesson on Types of Diction. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Define diction
  • Understand how an author's selective word choice can affect a reader's interpretation of a text
  • Discover how an author's diction can affect the message and mood of a text and identify literary examples