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Ppt connotation and denotation


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Ppt connotation and denotation

  1. 1. Connotation vs. Denotation - The exact, literal meaning of a word “The family sat together in front of a fire.” The or literal interpretation of = nearly hot (actual temperature)
  2. 2. Connotation vs. Denotation - The unspoken, hidden meaning that gives a word more emotional impact “The family sat together in front of a fire.” The or figurative interpretation of = comforting; friendly (mood/tone)
  3. 3. Connotations • A gives 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.
  4. 4. Informed--neutral Confident--positive Conceited--negative 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:
  5. 5. lazy or relaxed? Which word has a connotation of criticism?
  6. 6. juicy or greasy? Which word has a tastier connotation?
  7. 7. victim or loser? Which word has a more sympathetic connotation?