English 10 Composition Terms

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Audience
the persons reached by a book, radio or television broadcast
Denotation
the exact dictionary meaning of a word, without emotion, attitude, and colour
Connotation
the emotional association with a word
Style
reveals the writer's personality or voice
Colloquial
a type of informal diction that reflects casual, conversational language and often includes slang expressions
Slang
a very informal usage in vocabulary and idiom that is characteristically more metaphorical, playful, elliptical, vivid. and ephemeral than ordinary language
Jargon
the language, especially the vocabulary, peculiar to a particular trade, profession, or group
Propoganda
a form of communication that is aimed at influencing the attitude of a community toward some cause or position