How to use the word lexical/lexis in an essay Watch

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Im writing an essay and how the author conveys thoughts and feelings on a specific text using language and structure. Im trying to describe how she delivers an empathetic tone using her choice of words and I'm trying to use the word lexis/lexical instead? Not sure whether you say “the authors lexical choice of” or “the authors lexis of...” they both sound wrong but I’m not sure what else it could be?
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Lexis means word
Like a fancy word for ‘word’

To start if u can say
The author uses a plethora of rhetorical devices to create an empathetic tone to the character watever

Basically u can use wat I wrote up to ‘devices’
But after than even I struggle wat to say
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(Original post by Sannah 21)
Lexis means word
Like a fancy word for ‘word’

To start if u can say
The author uses a plethora of rhetorical devices to create an empathetic tone to the character watever

Basically u can use wat I wrote up to ‘devices’
But after than even I struggle wat to say
so could you also say the authors lexical choice/lexical use of blah blah blah... would make sense?
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(Original post by afifakhan)
so could you also say the authors lexical choice/lexical use of blah blah blah... would make sense?
Author uses many lexical features/devices
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(Original post by Sannah 21)
Author uses many lexical features/devices
Ok scrap that
I’m SO BAD at English and I honestly don’t even k
Lol dk y I’m even replying to u but

I MIGHT be right but lol
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You could use the term 'lexical field'. Why you feel the need to use this, I do not understand. Is this for A Level language?
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You could use the term 'lexical field'. Why you feel the need to use this, I do not understand. Is this for A Level language?
Yh I’m also wondering
Like there’s other ways to phrase this
Like the starter example I mentioned
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(Original post by Tolgarda)
You could use the term 'lexical field'. Why you feel the need to use this, I do not understand. Is this for A Level language?
my teacher told us to try and use it, but i just forgot how to phrase the word in my answers. Im doing gcse
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h

(Original post by Sannah 21)
Ok scrap that
I’m SO BAD at English and I honestly don’t even k
Lol dk y I’m even replying to u but

I MIGHT be right but lol
aha thanks for the help tho
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