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Vocabulary Skills: Denotation, Connotation, and Technical Meaning
Transcript of Vocabulary Skills: Denotation, Connotation, and Technical Meaning
dwelling (noun) : a shelter in which people live
the literal meaning of a word; the dictionary definition
the emotions, values, or images associated with a word; not the literal definition; usually positive, negative, or neutral
specialized vocabulary for any field
play - engage in activity for enjoyment and recreation
Clues in the surrounding words
Positive, Negative, or Neutral?
Part of speech?
When you don't know a word, you INFER!
So, why does this matter?
Vocabulary Skills and Inference
Order the following words from positive to negative:
The next assignment will ask you to focus on technical meanings.
1. Read Aristotle's Poetics and underline or highlight words that might have technical meanings in English/Language Arts.
2. Complete the "Word Watcher" handout by writing down your hightlighted/underlined words, writing an inferred meaning, and then looking up the correct technical meaning.
3. Answer the questions in the text.
4. Determine the definition of tragedy, according to Aristotle.
literary definition for
form of literature written by a playwright, usually consisting of dialogue between characters, intended for theatrical performance rather than just reading