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    Is there a site that anyone knows of where I can find info on the following about the language of a book:

    informal/formal
    diction
    literary devices

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    By "language of a book" you mean, I think, the terminology of literature, the language we use to talk about writing. Diction concerns the choice of words to be used. Here is the closest I have come for a definition of literary device:

    a particular word pattern, figure of speech, combination of word sounds, etc., used in a literary work to evoke a desired effect or arouse a desired reaction in the reader: rhetorical devices.

    http://www.infoplease.com/ipd/A0406001.html
    I hope that helps.

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    Here's a glossary of literay terms:
    http://www.virtualsalt.com/litterms.htm

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