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Denotation and Connotation. Definitions:. Denotation : the dictionary meaning Connotation : Overtones/feelings of the word(s). Connotations are acquired through:. Past history and associations, i.e. “home” Compare: “childlike” and “childish”

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definitions
Definitions:
  • Denotation:
  • the dictionary meaning
  • Connotation:
  • Overtones/feelings of
  • the word(s)
connotations are acquired through
Connotations are acquired through:
  • Past history and associations, i.e. “home”
  • Compare: “childlike” and “childish”
  • Compare: “nickel,” “coin,” “peso,” “doubloon”
there is no frigate like a book by emily dickinson
“There is no Frigate like a Book” by Emily Dickinson

There is no Frigate like a Book

To take us Lands away

Nor any Coursers like a Page

Of prancing Poetry –

This Traverse may the poorest take

Without oppress of Toll –

How frugal is the Chariot

That bears the Human Soul –

there is no frigate like a book by emily dickinson1
“There is no Frigate like a Book” by Emily Dickinson
  • Deliberate and careful choices: “frigate,” “coursers,” “chariot”
  • Just as there are multiple connotations, so are there multiple denotations
  • To sum up: Poets do not always seek the most “beautiful” words, but the most MEANINGFUL for their PURPOSE
there is no frigate like a book
“There is no Frigate like a Book”
  • Answer the questions to the best of your ability (as part of your NOTES)
  • Check over your answers by reading the text. Add any clarification/elaboration necessary so that your answers are “textbook.”
when my love swears that she is made of truth
“When my love swears that she is made of truth”
  • Questions
  • Text for answers:
    • Elaborate/Clarify your answers as needed
pathedy of manners
“Pathedy of Manners”
  • Answer the questions to the best of your ability.
  • Use the text to clarify/elaborate your answers.
assignment
Assignment:
  • Finish your notes: these include “There is no frigate,” “When my love,” and “Pathedy”
  • Exercises: 691 - 692
  • 1 & 2: Write the word and explain your choice in a sentence
  • 3: Write out each as instructed
  • 5: This one is tough. You need to use a dictionary for each of the four denotations of the word “fast:”
  • Fast runner, Fast living, Fast day
  • Now: explain what the connotation of “fast” is in each of the above phrases.
  • TWO MORE POEMS FOR ANALYSIS