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Understanding Poetry: the “West Wind #2” thesis rough-out


The essay begins to take shape.

Note that I’ve numbered the lines in increments of five.

Diction in CaP

Diction, simply, is the author’s choice of words.

As the protagonist approaches the murder, pay attention to Dostoevsky’s diction as he describes Raskolnikov’s physical feelings as opposed to his thoughts, i.e., the body as opposed to the mind.