Diction Essay Topics

Target Audiences and Stylistic Technique: Lynda Hurst Versus Allan Hutchinson

Lynda Hurst and Allan C. Hutchinson both have different thoughts about the topic of surrogates. Their articles consist of stylistic techniques that are used to attract readers from two dissimilar audiences: Lynda’s audience is directed towards the average person, where as Allan’s audience targets a more higher educated reader. Both authors use different types of… View Article

“The Lesson” by Toni Bambara

In the short story, “The Lesson,” Toni Bambara reveals the injustice in society in the United States through the eyes of young ghetto children. A field trip to an expensive toy store exposes the bitter truth of society; not everyone has an equal opportunity to make money. In the children’s view, everyone should have an… View Article

A Marriage Quite Like an Arch

John Ciardi’s poem “Most Like an Arch This Marriage”. Ciardi uses symbolism, similes, metaphors, and imagery when comparing marriage to an arch. Marriage is about strength, when two connections come together and meet each other in the middle to form a strong bond as they uphold one another. The poem describes marriage as an archway… View Article