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Connotation, Denotation and Analogies

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on 12 November 2013

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Transcript of Connotation, Denotation and Analogies

the associations that are connected to a certain word or the emotional suggestions related to that word. The connotative meanings of a word exist together with the denotative meanings.

Ex. snake = danger
action to thing
acted upon
object or place
to its user
whole to part
part to whole
tool to its action
tool user to tool

kick : ball ::
texting : cell phone

hotel : traveler ::
dark room : photographer
staircase : step ::
keyboard : key
sharp : blunt ::
sweet : sour
room : house ::
laptop : computer cart

microphone : amplify ::
wheel barrow : carry
the literal meaning of a word, the
"dictionary definition."¨
Ex. snake in a dictionary = "any of numerous
scaly, legless, sometimes venomous reptiles
having a long, tapering, cylindrical body and
found in most tropical and temperate regions."
doctor : stethoscope ::
mechanic : wrench
increasing/decreasing intensity

irritation : anger ::
mist : rain
A comparison between two things, typically on the basis of their structure and for the purpose of explanation or clarification.
fire : heat ::
study : good grades
cause / effect
strong : sturdy ::
dry : arid
emotion : grief ::
furniture : couch

swamp : soggy ::
forest : shady
noun to
closely related adjective
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