Language and tone in The Wreck of the Deutschland


As with the imagery, Hopkins' use of diction is bold and innovative. So near is choice of imagery to choice of diction that the two run closely together.

The concerns of this section are the types of words he uses, and his use of neologisms, or newly-coined words (also seen frequently in the works of Shakespeare).

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