Connotation and Denotation
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Tags: English Language Arts
Slide 1 - Connotation and Denotation
- In determining meaning in a text
Slide 2 - What is denotation?
- Actual dictionary definition
- Many words can have the same or similar denotation,
- such as:
- However, do these words really have the same meanings?
Slide 3 - What isconnotation?
- Implied/Inferred meaning
- Positive – Negative - Neutral
- Shades of meaning
- Have you ever struggled to find the right word for what you want to write or say, even though the word you are using is already technically appropriate?
- Old Ancient Antique Vintage Traditional
Slide 4 - Home, House, Residence, Dwelling
Slide 5 - But what is the difference, and why does it matter?
- Home: cozy, loving, comfortable, security, images or feelings of people you associate with it
- House: the actual building or structure
- Residence: Cold, no feeling
- Dwelling: primitive or basic (picture a cave, etc.)
Slide 6 - Which would you rather be?
Slide 7 - Why does this matter?
- Overall tone/purpose
- Persuasive writing
- Author intent/purpose
Slide 8 - Please view the following video…And then complete the short quiz to assess your knowledge of connotation and denotation.
Slide 9 - Video/music illustrating connotation