His diction is pure, his style correct, his versification smooth though monotonous.
Clear diction, not a "posh voice", was what was wanted.
His speech and diction were plain, terse, forcible.
Poetic diction describes the range of language used in poems.
The decision to use an archaic diction might be thought a central part of Spenser's particularly Protestant poetics.
His commanding presence, mastery of diction, and resonant voice made him an effective platform speaker.
The Renaissance displayed itself in their effort to purify the form and diction of poetry.
This helps to improve diction, organize what they want to say and focus on the main points of interest.
These additions are identical in object and closely related in character and diction with the Psalms of Solomon.
Diction employed by the author seems to exaggerate and stretch the truth.
The work of Kadlubek is more ornate in diction than that of Bogufal, and for a long time enjoyed great popularity.
No alteration of a text, or emendation, is entitled to approval, unless in addition to providing the sense and diction required, it also presents a reading which the evidence furnished by the tradition shows might not improbably have been corrupted to what stands in the text.
In spite of the incorrectness of his diction, he was gifted with a genuine eloquence, and well knew how to carry the populace with him.
In unity of style and in the high level of its dramatic diction, Die Jungfrau von Orleans is unsurpassed among Schiller's works.
Next come three eucharistic prayers, the language of which is clearly marked off from that of the rest of the book, and shows parallels with the diction of St John's Gospel.
The best critics admitted that his diction was too monotonous, too obviously artificial, and now and then turgid even to absurdity.
When therefore he, after the lapse of years, resumed his pen, the mannerism which he had contracted while he was in the constant habit of elaborate composition was less perceptible than formerly, and his diction frequently had a colloquial ease which it had formerly wanted.
Nevertheless, it is on a false interpretation of this challenge that the dogma of the incomparable excellence of the style and diction of the Koran is based.
There is a deterioration in the diction as well as in the music of poetry.
The artificial character of the diction renders it in emotional passages stilted and even absurd, and makes Canning's clever caricature - The Loves of the Triangles - often remarkably like the poem it satirizes: in some passages, however, it is not without a stately appropriateness.
His speeches were characterized by skill of statement, ingenious grouping of facts, fervent diction, and ardent patriotism; sometimes by biting sarcasm, but also by superficial research, half-knowledge and an unwillingness to reason a proposition to its logical results.
The choir had very good diction, which enabled the audience to hear Nancy Bush's words clearly.
The stories of the Middle Kingdom were in choice diction, large portions of them being rhetorical or poetical compositions attributed to the principal characters.
He seems to have been interested in the poetic diction of Milton and Thomson, and a few of his verses are remotely inspired by Shakespeare and Gray.
As far as the diction itself is concerned, the lyric outbursts of the chorus gave Schiller's genius an opportunity of which he was not slow to avail himself.
His narrative contains frequent repetitions and contradictions, is without colouring, and monotonous; and his simple diction, which stands intermediate between pure Attic and the colloquial Greek of his time, enables us to detect in the narrative the undigested fragments of the materials which he employed.
The earliest efforts of his art (the Eclogues) reproduce the cadences, the diction and the pastoral fancies of Theocritus; but even in these imitative poems of his youth Virgil shows a perfect mastery of his materials.
Propertius is a less accomplished artist and a less equably pleasing writer than either Tibullus or Ovid, but he shows more power of dealing gravely with a great or tragic situation than either of them, and his diction and rhythm give frequent proof of a concentrated force of conception and a corresponding movement of imaginative feeling which remind us of Lucretius.
As Virgil marks the point of maturest excellence in poetic diction and rhythm, Ovid marks that of the greatest facility.
It is most sincere in its representation, least artificial in diction, most penetrating in its satire, most just in its criticism of art and style.
It was from such a standpoint conceivable that the thoughts and diction of the writer had undergone an entire transformation in the long interval that intervened between the composition of the two books, on the supposition that both were from the same hand.