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Connotative Vs Denotative

Students will distinguish between the connotative and denotative meanings and interpret the connotative power of words.
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Jazmine Williams

on 17 November 2012

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Images from Shutterstock.com Why is this concept important? To be able to tell the difference between words' literal and figurative meanings Jazmine K. Williams
English 9th-12th
Students will distinguish between the connotative and denotative meanings and interpret the connotative power of words. an idea or meaning suggested by or associated with a word or thing

the set of associations implied by a word in addition to its literal meaning having power or explicitly denoting or designating or naming Denotative Connotative vs Denotative
Meanings Connotative Synonyms Implicit These words are often associated with emotions feelings, or an image developed from the word. in accordance with fact or primary meaning of a term Synonyms Explicit
Literal
Specific Where those instructions Connotative or Denotative? Mother Denotative Connotative a female parent caring, loving individual Cat Denotative Connotative a carnivorous mammal domesticated as a rat catcher or pet affectionate playfulness
sneaky Four Types of Connotations General
A mind picture that is shared proper old gentleman or grandpa Personal
Emotions/Feelings a word creates in an individual How does the word tranquil make you feel? Positive
words chosen to create a favorable impression Negative
words chosen to create an unfavorable impression Five teenagers were loitering on the corner. As their raucous laughter cut through the air, we noticed their sloppy black leather jackets and their greasy dyed hair. They slouched against a building with cigarettes dangling contemptuously from their mouths. Which words make this a negative connotation? Five youngsters stood on the corner. As the joy of their laughter filled the air, we noticed their smooth loose-fitting jackets and the gleam of their colorful hair. They relaxed against a building smoking evenly on cigarettes that seemed almost natural in their serious
young mouths. Which words make this a positive connotation? Implicit Practice www.education.com/study-help/article/create-meaning-connotations_answer/
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