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what is the diction of the poem "To The Reader" By Charles Baudelaire
The diction in "To the Reader" is formal. He speaks to us in simple language; there's nothing here that's difficult to understand and no vocabulary in need of definition. The syntax is far from unusual, unless of course we wish to applaud the poet for his use of descriptive language. His meaning is not difficult to understand and nothing in the text needs interpretation. Baudelaire says it like it is, and he is very clear in his belief that if man were completely honest about what should not be liked in him, he would truly understand reality, including his reality, no mess and completely uncluttered in his mind. What he gives us is the clear view; there's nothing here to afford us shadows or innuendo; he gives us what he believes to be the utter truth of humanity.
Source(s): "To The Reader"
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