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Connotation vs. Denotation CCSS 8
Transcript of Connotation vs. Denotation CCSS 8
; dictionary meaning
both have similar denotations (to observe or see) but they have different connotations.
the sign in the window. (not really looking for it, but I happened to see it)
connotations. To spy implies observing
without trying to be spotted
the sign in the window. (quickly and covertly spotting the sign - there may have been some hiding to do so)
have the same denotation (not costing much), but they have very different connotations.
associations-you're one smart cookie for snagging a bargain.
(And Common Core Standard: Language 8.5c)
Distinguish among connotations (associations) of words with similar denotations (definitions).
; implied meaning;
with a word; all the
with the word
can be positive or negative
What's the difference?
When reading, look at
to fully unpack the writer's meaning. Why this word or that one? What connotations are loaded in the language?
When writing, use precise language to evoke the concepts, feelings, and exact meaning you want.
The following words all have the same denotation but see if you can describe the differences in connotation. What's the difference between them?
8. tear up
step 1. identify denotation - what is the basic meaning?
step 2. determine connotations - what ideas does the word evoke? What associations do you think of? What connections do you make? What does the word remind you of?
Example: home = location in which one lives
Example: home - family and loved ones, where one feels the most comfortable and accepted, "...where the heart is"
starvingly gulp down
eat something whole
monsters or ferocious beasts in stories might do this
What is the difference between these two descriptions? What do they have in common?
For Rent: This tiny, old place has bland-painted walls and a cement pad for the backyard. Cheap place that needs lots of work.
For Rent: This cozy, vintage home has neutral-toned walls and an-easy-to-care-for yard. Bargain-priced fixer-upper!