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What do you look for when analyzing word choice?

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Chelsea Hayes on August 29, 2019

When the analysis of a piece of prose or poetry, the selection ofspecific words helps to add meaning to the text. Some of the key features with respect to the choice of the word include: the Words or phrases with a double meaning, also known as "doubleentendre." Use of figurative language, such as metaphor and simile. The repetition of words (usually reinforces the meaning oremphasizes something important). Alliteration and assonance - most commonly found in poetry. Specific choice of a particular word can denote values, themes andideas. The images - where comparative words are used to create an impressionor an idea. The use of the understatement/hyperbole.


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