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1 Warm Up Wtk 1.Denotation/literal language or word meaning: refers to the literal meaning of a word, the "dictionary definition." For example, if you look up the word snake in a dictionary, you will discover that one of its denotative meanings is "any of numerous scaly, legless, sometimes venomous reptiles having a long, tapering, cylindrical body and found in most tropical and temperate regions." 2.Connotation: refers to the emotions that are connected to or related to a certain word. The connotative meanings of a word exist together with the denotative meanings. Connotations can be positive or negative. The connotations for the word snake could include evil or danger. Connotation may be personal (stemming from experience, such as connotations of swimming, which one person may associate with recreation or training for competitions, another with fear of drowning) or common to a group (such as emotions raised by the name of a political leader). 3.Figurative language/word meaning: Writing or speech that is not meant to be taken literally; often called figures of speech. Ex: simile, metaphor, idiom, hyperbole, personification. 4.Technical language/word meaning: the specialized vocabulary of any field of knowledge. Within each field, terms have one or more specific meanings that are not necessarily the same as those in common use. Ex: Technical terms specific to computers are: firewall, hardware, mouse, etc.vocabulary 5.Analogy: An analogy is a statement in which two pairs of words have the same relationship. Analogies allow you to draw a comparison between two things in order to show a similarity in some respect. Ex: fire : hot :: ice : cold ; hot : cold :: smart : stupid

2 Correct these sentences: 1. carl will you help me with my home work afterschool pleaded Jan 2. no not today because I have to go out of town with mom and dad Rewrite this phrase using a possessive noun. 3. the new electric game belonging to Scott Choose the best word to complete this sentence. 4. __________________ going to meet us at the mall. Their There Theys Theyre What type of figurative language is below? 5. When I asked her for a loan, she said, Go fly a kite. Warm Up

3 PERSONIFICATION Personification is a technique in which human characteristics are attributed to an object or animal. (the blank page stared back at me; the flames danced in the wind; the chair groaned crankily). Write five sentences, each containing one example of personification. Warm Up

4 1. Which phrase means the wheels of more than one bus? a. The buss wheels b. The busses wheels 2. Correctly capitalize this book title: ten places ill never visit again 3. Cross out any unnecessary words. The first flight attendants, they had to be unmarried nurses who weighed 115 pounds or less. 4. Write the past tense of each verb. think know speak lay raise snow 5. What punctuation belongs after this greeting in a business letter? Dear Sir c. The buses wheels d. The busses wheel Warm Up

5 What are your plans for the weekend? List at least 2 good things you get to do and 2 not-so- fun things you will have to do! Warm Up


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