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Connotation and Tone

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Matthew Singleton

on 15 October 2012

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Words have feelings too. a lesson on connotation and tone http://jasonleenorman.files.wordpress.com/2011/10/words.jpg http://images.wikia.com/vampirediaries/images/7/74/Troll-face-guy-meme.jpg http://www.cartoonstock.com/newscartoons/cartoonists/lfi/lowres/lfin232l.jpg http://www.cartoonstock.com/newscartoons/cartoonists/bwj/lowres/bwjn96l.jpg connotation denotation the literal definition of a word, like you would find in the dictionary NOT the literal definition of a word, but the feeling that the audience has about a word. Some words with the same or similar DENOTATIONS (definitions), have very different connotations (feelings). Some words have a more positive connotation, some words have a more negative connotation. Slim Skinny Slender Thin Chick
Lady Cry
Tear Up
Watery Eyes Naked
Natural http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_O1twNkQFelk/SolLin_SZlI/AAAAAAAABPg/uZ3p_La-AQ0/s400/skinny+man.jpg http://www.marsenis.eu/rage/Man%20Face%20Crying.png http://www.myfacewhen.net/view/74-tigger-say-what-- http://download.ultradownloads.com.br/wallpaper/276181_Papel-de-Parede-Meme-Baby-Troll_1920x1200.jpg Childlike
Young http://images3.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20120106052215/villains/images/c/c4/TrollFaceDancing.gif http://assets1.wordansassets.com/wvc-1333210604/wordansfiles/products/2012/3/31/549503/851/front/549503_original.jpg How does connotation work? Internet trolls trick people into looking stupid online. Internet users fool people into looking unintelligent online. http://troll.me/images/y-u-no/internet-troll-y-u-ruin-my-life.jpg more negative than "unintelligent" more negative than "fool" more negative than "user" connotation creates tone tone tone is the author's attitude or feeling toward the audience and subject subject audience writer what is the author's attitude toward the audience what is the author's attitude toward the subject Internet trolls trick people into looking stupid online. These words create a NEGATIVE tone toward the subject. Ask yourself: http://i.qkme.me/35n0ao.jpg What connotation do the words have? Why did the author choose words with these connotations, instead of others? When considered together, what does this show us about the author's attitudes toward the subject? http://memeblender.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/07/troll-comics-cursive-writing.png lesson created and narrated by Mr. Singleton and Mr. O'Hara, NISD What is the artist's attitude toward cursive writing? Toward school? What in the cartoon showed you the artist's attitude? “Never shall I forget that night, the first night in camp, which has turned my life into one long night, seven times cursed and seven times sealed....Never shall I forget those moments which murdered my God and my soul and turned my dreams to dust. Never shall I forget these things, even if I am condemned to live as long as God Himself. Never.” from Night by Elie Wiesel http://www.meredith.edu/summer-reading/images/night_cover_lg.jpg
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