Comparing and Contrasting Writing Styles

Topics: Style, Christmas tree, How the Grinch Stole Christmas! Pages: 4 (1523 words) Published: May 6, 2013
Imagine a beautiful mountain with snow covering its peak and as the snow melts it forms a small waterfall going down the mountain to the bottom. Doesn’t that make you want to close your eyes and just picture that detail and picture all the colors and beautiful scenery. These are the tools which authors and filmmakers use to get their audiences to be interested and indulge in reading a book or watching a movie. The way an author writes a book allows the reader to use their own imagination. The reader does so by the author’s use of diction and imagery. One may think that TV episodes or movies are different, and yes they are a little different compared to books because the reader, in this case the audience, may not need to use their imagination as much but nonetheless the director and story writer do rely on diction and imagery in order to connect with their audience. The use of characters in books and TV shows is also a very important tool because it allows the audience to be able to relate with the characters that the author uses. The book How the Grinch stole Christmas and South park episode Something Wall-Mart This Way Come both get their point across to their audience by making use of diction, imagery and characters but TV episode Something Wall-Mart This Way Come is able to get its point across more effectively.

Diction can include many different aspects of how the language is used and some of those aspects are word choice, readability, style and voice. How the Grinch Stole Christmas, Dr. Seuss, makes excellent use of the word choice in the book. While reading the story there are words which are repeated multiple times, for example the word noise is used at least eight times in one sentence. Another example is the word feast and singing repeated multiple times in a sentence. The technique used here is repetition and this allows the author to reiterate the point and the audience to be able to understand the point which is trying to be made. The Grinch doesn’t...
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