Connotation and Denotation

English Language Arts
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Connotation and Denotation

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  1. Connotation and Denotation

    Slide 1 - Connotation and Denotation

    • In determining meaning in a text
  2. What is denotation?

    Slide 2 - What is denotation?

    • Actual dictionary definition
    • Many words can have the same or similar denotation,
    • such as:
    • Old
    • Ancient
    • Antique
    • Vintage
    • Traditional
    • However, do these words really have the same meanings?
  3. What isconnotation?

    Slide 3 - What isconnotation?

    • Implied/Inferred meaning
    • Positive – Negative - Neutral
    • Emotional
    • Cultural
    • Contextual
    • 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
  4. Home, House, Residence, Dwelling

    Slide 4 - Home, House, Residence, Dwelling

  5. But what is the difference, and why does it matter?

    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.)
  6. Which would you rather be?

    Slide 6 - Which would you rather be?

    • Why?
    • Nerdy
    • Intelligent
  7. Why does this matter?

    Slide 7 - Why does this matter?

    • WRITING:
    • Overall tone/purpose
    • Persuasive writing
    • READING:
    • Author intent/purpose
    • Tone
    • Setting
    • characterization
  8. Please view the following video…And then complete the short quiz to assess your knowledge of connotation and denotation.

    Slide 8 - Please view the following video…And then complete the short quiz to assess your knowledge of connotation and denotation.

  9. Video/music illustrating connotation

    Slide 9 - Video/music illustrating connotation