Language In The Aristocrat

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Word choice and diction are key elements in expression of one's emotions and character. In the short exerpt from Maya Angelou's I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings, entitled, "The Aristocrat," the association of language and character is made clear. Language is used to express feelings, instill emotions in others, and separate classes of people. Language is a key element in the expression of oneself. The use of language and tones is what expresses feelings …

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…to assert their higher standing with such terms. Language is a separator, an emotional attractor, and an avatar for feelings. Through the written and revised word, one can most eloquently reveal his or her thoughts. Then, through the spoken word, derived from or read directly from the revised written word, one can give structure and emotion to what has been written, thus creating a more powerful experience for the listener who could be the reader.