use for language and description using the five senses
Imagery
creates tone and voice appropriate for the audience
Diction
addressing a well-educated audience
neutral standard
used for addressing a familiar audience
neutral informal
language deficient in some form or manner
non standard
develops from the attempt to find fresh, colorful, exaggerated, or humorous expressions.
slang
language deficient in taste and refinement
vulgarity
expression are nonstandard, often regional
colloquial
consist of words and expression characteristic of a particular profession
jargon
nonstandard subgroup of a language
dialect
figurative language used so often that it has lost its freshness
cliche
describes physical quality or condition
concrete
language that denotes ideas, emotion, condition or concepts
abstract
literal definition of a word independent
denotation
implicit rather than explict meaning of a word
connotation
accurate language
literal
language used for pictorial effort
figurative