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Figurative and Connotative Language

English 12, Unit II: Do I Have a Choice? To be used in conjunction with teaching Shakespearean sonnets

Maegan Renick

on 4 September 2013

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Transcript of Figurative and Connotative Language

Figurative and Connotative Language
Language that includes figures of speech, or that compares two or more things.Writers use figurative language such as imagery, similes, and metaphors to help the reader visualize and experience events and emotions in a story.
Figurative Language
A type of figurative language that
compares two things using the words
"like" or "as."
Describing something by
saying IT IS something else.
When an author uses one of the five senses (taste, touch, sight, sound, or smell), in a word or phrase to create a mental picture of something in your mind. It helps the reader physically experience what is going on in the story.
To give human characteristics to a non-human thing.
Words that are sounds.
An overused phrase orsaying
Connotative Language
The emotional or imaginative association surrounding a word
What is the difference in the meaning (or emotional or mental association) between these two images?
Usually has a positive and negative side
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