Kurt Vonnegut Analysis

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Kurt Vonnegut’s attitude towards equality and the government controlling society is that he is angry with it and wants it to stop. Vonnegut’s use of diction helped prove his point. Vonnegut could have used flinch, grimace, or blanch but he used wince. The ear radios in the people’s ears are causing people to wince in pain. Wince sounds more associated with pain rather than the other words. Some people might say that wince doesn’t mean more pain than a flinch or grimace. True but when reading the story you red wince and you wince yourself because it just sounds painful. “Grackle” is a word that most people have never heard or know what it means. Grackle refers to a common bird. Vonnegut said the ballerina said “Harrison Bergeron” in a grackle squawk. He could have used squeak or yell because people know those words. But grackle sounds more dramatic and it causes people to look it up and learn something new. “Cowered” means to crouch down in fear. The context in the …show more content…
Formal or proper people will state that they say these words on a daily basis. Not everyone in today’s society is “proper” or formal”. Informal language was used in paragraphs 1-15 on page 41. The dialogue that was used was informal because it had slang and some bad grammar in it. Some might say that it’s not informal because that’s how we talk today. It’s still classified as informal because formal language is an older version of English and isn’t used as much in modern times. Paragraph 15 page 41 was a longer sentence. The sentence is somewhat a run on sentence but it’s also dialogue so the sentence is longer because the character is speaking. This sentence isn’t that long because its dialogue. Just because its dialogue doesn’t mean that the sentence can be long and a run on

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