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Diction and Connotation. Huh? . Diction. Diction has to do with the author’s word choice. What words are he/she choosing to get his/her point across? Denotation: This is the LITERAL meaning of a word. Dictionary definition

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Diction and connotation

Diction and Connotation

Huh?


Diction

Diction

  • Diction has to do with the author’s word choice.

    • What words are he/she choosing to get his/her point across?

  • Denotation: This is the LITERALmeaning of a word.

    • Dictionary definition

  • Connotation: Ideas or feelings that a word creates inside the reader.

  • Levels of Diction:

    • Formal

    • Informal

    • Slang/Colloquial

      • HOW DOES DICTION AFFECT TONE?


Levels of diction

Levels of Diction

  • Formal: Elevated/archaic

  • Informal: Standard language

  • Slang/Colloquial: Low diction (ultra informal)

  • If you were addressing your boss in an email, you would most likely use…

  • If you were sending a text to your girlfriend/boyfriend, you would most likely use…

  • If you were talking to your parents, you would most likely use…


Connotation

Connotation


You may live in a house but we live in a home

You may live in a house, but we live in a home.


The denotation literal meaning of home and house roughly a dwelling place

The denotation (literal meaning) of home and house = roughly “a dwelling place”


What do you think of when you hear

What do you think of when you hear…

HouseHome

Maybe…Maybe…

**Roof**Comfort

**Structure**Love

**Place where people**Security

live**Privacy

**Warmth

Think about this: What do you think it means when realtors use the word home more frequently than they do house?


Positive and negative connotation

Positive and Negative Connotation

NegativeNeutralPositive

ChickWomanLady


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