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Denotation & Connotation

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Transcript of Denotation & Connotation

Denotation & Connotation
Denotation
The actual LITERAL definition of a word.
THE DICTIONARY DEFINITION.
Easy to remember!
D
enotation -->
D
ictionary!
What is the denotation
of the word ?
SNAKE
Look the word up and write the dictionary definition.
Yes, right now...
For example:
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.
Connotation
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.
Another example:
Wait...
What does the word make you feel?
SNAKE
Is
SNAKE
a
+ (positive)
- (negative)
or
/ (neutral--neither positive nor negative)
word? WHY?
You just stated the connotative meaning for the word
SNAKE
.
What does this actually mean?
What does this sign actually mean?
What does this sign WARN of?
This is connotation.
Does
dire
have a positive, neutral, or negative connotation?
Positive
Neutral
Negative
Fill out the following chart with and put the words under the column that best fits the
connotative
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:
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