Connotation vs. Denotation. Denotation - The exact, literal meaning of a word. “The family sat together in front of a warm fire.” The denotative or literal interpretation of warm = nearly hot (actual temperature) . Connotation vs. Denotation.
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Connotation vs. Denotation Denotation- The exact, literal meaning of a word “The family sat together in front of awarmfire.” The denotativeor literal interpretation of warm= nearly hot (actual temperature)
Connotation vs. Denotation Connotation- The unspoken, hidden meaning that gives a word more emotional impact “The family sat together in front of awarmfire.” Theconnotativeor figurative interpretation of warm= comforting; friendly (mood/tone)
Connotations • A connotationgives the reader or listener a distinct impression or feeling, calling on emotion rather than fact. • Through their connotations, words set a tone and can reveal hidden opinions, attitudes, or judgments.
Mrs. Darcy knows the answers to questions no one else can answer. Mrs. Darcy can be described in three different ways, with different connotations and denotative meanings: Informed--neutral Confident--positive Conceited--negative
lazy or relaxed? Which word has a connotation of criticism?
juicy or greasy? Which word has a tastier connotation?
victim or loser? Which word has a more sympathetic connotation?