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Connotation and Denotation

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Nefeli Makris

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Transcript of Connotation and Denotation

By Nefeli Makris, Melanie Crim, and
Kris Langevin Connotation
and
Denotation Connotation Definition:



Synonyms: Denotation Definition:



Synonyms: The Effect of Connotation Denotation also branches off of diction Denotation Effects Examples of Connotation: The denotation of a book is a written or printed work of fiction or nonfiction.
Put the book on the shelf.
The denotation of a pen is an instrument for writing or drawing with ink.
You have to use a pen. Examples of Denotation: The figurative or implied meaning of a word. Not the literal definition but the emotional response to the word the dictionary definition of a word essence, hint, overtone, undertone, significance, suggestion definition, implication, indication Connotation can be used to
fuel a hyperbole by using it
to exaggerate a problem
or great event Adds emotion to writing and structures the mood of a piece Connotation branches off from Diction Adds Imagery and can be auditory Many stray away from denotation to soften an audience with harsher topics, like if a horrible crisis can sound like a problem that can be fixed

This can lead to positive and negative connotations... Denotation can be used to shed a
harsh light on a topic--to say something as is Helps when using logos and when an
author wants the audience to know the facts. Works Cited "Denotation and Connotation Practice Exercises." Education.com. N.p., n.d. Web. 21 Oct. 2012. <http://www.education.com/study-help/article/denotation-connotation_answer/>. Dictionary.com. Dictionary.com, n.d. Web. 21 Oct. 2012. <http://dictionary.reference.com/>. "Going Nutty." Tales from a Twisted Mind. N.p., n.d. Web. 16 Oct. 2012. <http://www.agweb.com/blog/Rubes_Cartoons_-_Tales_from_a_Twisted_Mind_263/?Year=2009&Month=7>. "Negative Connotation Cartoons and Comics." Negative Connotation Cartoons and Comics. N.p., n.d. Web. 21 Oct. 2012. <http://www.cartoonstock.com/directory/n/negative_connotation.asp>. Nordquist, Richard. "Connotation:." About: Grammar and Composition. N.p., n.d. Web. 16 Oct. 2012. "When I speak of home, I speak of the place where -- in default of a better -- those I love are gathered together; and if that place were a gypsy's tent, or a barn, I should call it by the same good name notwithstanding." - Charles Dickens Home has a denotation of: a house, apartment, or other shelter that is the usual residence of a person, family Its connotation is comfort, privacy, acceptance and safety The politician was a snake.
Snake has a denotation of a limbless, scaly reptile, but has a connotation of a treacherous person.
That new game is so sick.
Sick has a denotation of having ill health, but a connotation of awesome or cool. Positive connotations can lessen a serious mood, or a negative connotation can strengthen one childish (negative) vs. childlike (positive)
difficult (negative) vs. challenging (positive) I know what you said, but what did you mean?
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