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The Difference Between Negative Connotation and Positive Connotation.

Language Arts Project (Jan 2013)

Kori B Elliott

on 7 January 2013

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Transcript of The Difference Between Negative Connotation and Positive Connotation.

What is the Difference
Between Negative Connotation
and Positive Connotation? First, before we answer this question, we need to know what IS Connotation? So... What is it? Connotation is the emotional and imaginative association surrounding a word. To put it in simpler words: It is the implied or suggested meaning. Now, what is a negative connotation? Negative connotation is when the word implies something negative or is informal. For example, the word chick is not only informal,
but sometimes implies negativity to other girls. Now, we need to know what Positive Connotation is. Positive Connotation implies Positivity or
is formal. An example of Positive Connotation is
using the word woman or lady. This implies
positivity (Especially the word "lady" boys!) and is also formal. Now let's review! Is the word "vagrant" a negative or positive
connotation? (Vagrant means "homeless or wanderer") The word "vagrant" is negative because it is informal. It also
implies a negative meaning because it just plain "sounds weird!". The word "Vagrant" is a negative connotation because it implies a negative meaning, especially to those who don't really know what the word means. Is the word "happy" a positive
connotation or a negative connotation?
The word "happy" is a positive connotation
because it is literal and it also implies something
positive. Now I think we know the difference between Negative Connotation and Positive Connotation! Bibliography (Sources Cited): http://www.writingcentre.uottawa.ca/hypergrammar/conndeno.html

The author of this website is The University of Ottawa. http://www.csun.edu/~bashforth/098_PDF/06Sep15Connotation_Denotation.pdf This is a document made by a teacher on Connotation
and Denotation. http://www.ecenglish.com/learnenglish/lessons/what-are-connotations Website made by an online school. By: Kori Bess Elliott prudent - a person who avoids taking risks and is careful

Another example of a positive connotation is "prudent" because it is formal.
conceited - (negative) to be too proud in your abilities. To view yourself too highly.

Another example of a negative connotation is conceited. This is because conceited implies a negative meaning and is also used to offend some people, so, if the word is used in a certain way, it would be informal.
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