Connotation & Denotation. Denotation The literal meaning of a word; the dictionary meaning of a word. Connotation The suggestive meaning of a word; emotional association of a word.
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Denotation The literal meaning of a word; the dictionary meaning of a word.
ConnotationThe suggestive meaning of a word; emotional association of a word.
child has a neutral connotationyoungster has a positive connotationbrat has a negative connotationpeople with no fixed address (neutral)homeless (positive)vagrant (negative)smell (neutral)aroma (positive)stench (negative)
Positive or Negative?self-confident / conceitedassertive / pushystubborn / firm hard-working / workaholicindecisive / flexible sloppy / casual mature / old
It’s FRIDAY!!!!!On the back of your “Connotation and Denotation” paper from yesterday, write the word “street” in the neutral column then think of another word for street (synonym) that has a positive connotation and a word that has a negative connotation. Then complete the rest of the graphic organizer.The example I used for this yesterday was dog, puppy, mutt. They all have the same denotative meaning but different connotative meanings.
DictionA writer’s choice of words: slang, colloquial, formal, etc.Colloquial means informal, normal, everyday language
Formal English – The appearance of swans on the White River signals the arrival of spring. They are impossible to miss because of their large size and pure white color.LEVELS OF DICTIONInformal English – The swans are here again, just as they are at the beginning of every spring. What a sight! They’re so big and graceful and white.
MoodThe feeling that a literary work gives to readers. Writers use words, phrases, and images to create mood.anger – sadness – excitement – fear