The Meanings of Words. Denotation and Connotation. Denotation. The strict dictionary meaning of a word. Connotation. The emotional and imaginative association surrounding a word. Purpose of Words. To label things I live in a house . Purpose of Words. To express a point of view
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Denotation and Connotation
The strict dictionary meaning of a word
The emotional and imaginative association surrounding a word
To label things
I live in ahouse.
To express a point of view
You may live in a house, but we live in a home.
We bought inexpensive souvenirs at the amusement park.
We bought cheap souvenirs at the amusement park.Point of View
I ate a (soggy,moist) sandwich.
I ate a soggy sandwich
Words or phrases that help the reader understand a difficult word
1. The (odor, fragrance) of apple blossoms filled the entire valley.
2. A (swarm, bunch) of bees filled the air near the hive.
3. Tammy (delayed, hesitated) for a moment, then went on speaking.
After the big test, Rich felt relaxed and ( carefree, irresponsible ).
The empty streets looked lonely and ( deserted, barren ).
The employees tried to ( haggle, bargain ) with their employer over pay raises.