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Denotation & Connotation
Transcript of Denotation & Connotation
The actual LITERAL definition of a word.
THE DICTIONARY DEFINITION.
Easy to remember!
What is the denotation
of the word ?
Look the word up and write the dictionary definition.
Yes, right now...
snake: Any of numerous scaly, legless, sometimes venomous reptiles of the suborder Serpentes or Ophidia (order Squamata), having a long, tapering, cylindrical body and found in most tropical and temperate regions.
An idea or meaning suggested by or associated with a word or thing
The set of associations implied by a word in addition to its literal meaning.
What does the word make you feel?
/ (neutral--neither positive nor negative)
You just stated the connotative meaning for the word
What does this actually mean?
What does this sign actually mean?
What does this sign WARN of?
This is connotation.
have a positive, neutral, or negative connotation?
Fill out the following chart with and put the words under the column that best fits the
meaning of the word.
snooty, arrogant, conceited, cocky, vain, self-satisfied, egotistical, proud, high-and-mighty, overbearing, supercilious
What if someone called you a "snake"?
Example: Martha is such a snake when she doesn't like a person.
Would this be + , - , or / ? WHY?
On EITHER page 18 or page 23 (white space) in your short story book complete the following: