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The Meanings of Words Denotation and Connotation.

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2 Denotation and Connotation
The Meanings of Words Denotation and Connotation

3 Denotation The strict dictionary meaning of a word

4 Connotation The emotional and imaginative association surrounding a word

5 Purpose of Words To label things I live in a house.

6 Purpose of Words To express a point of view
You may live in a house, but we live in a home.

7 Point of View Positive Negative
We bought inexpensive souvenirs at the amusement park. Negative We bought cheap souvenirs at the amusement park.

8 Point of View: Positive
Everyone had a (smile, smirk) on his/her face on the ride home. Everyone had a smile on his/her face on the way home.

9 Point of View: Negative
I ate a (soggy,moist) sandwich. I ate a soggy sandwich

10 Positive? You Decide! average mediocre childish childlike spit saliva
antique old-fashioned

11 Context Clues Words or phrases that help the reader understand a difficult word

12 Using Context Clues The parrot was able to (mimic, mock) human voices.
The parrot was able to mimic human voices.

13 Context Clues: You Decide!
1. The (odor, fragrance) of apple blossoms filled the entire valley. 2. A (swarm, bunch) of bees filled the air near the hive. 3. Tammy (delayed, hesitated) for a moment, then went on speaking.

14 Let’s Play... Word Jeopardy

15 Word Jeopardy Positive Viewpoint Negative Viewpoint Context Clues 100
200 200 200 300 300 300

16 Positive Viewpoint immature youthful Back to Game

17 Positive Viewpoint limit restrict Back to Game

18 Positive Viewpoint filthy dirty Back to Game

19 Negative Viewpoint stingy thrifty Back to Game

20 Negative Viewpoint cluttered messy Back to Game

21 Negative Viewpoint unusual weird Back to Game

22 Context Clues After the big test, Rich felt relaxed and ( carefree, irresponsible ). Back to Game

23 Context Clues The empty streets looked lonely and ( deserted, barren ). Back to Game

24 Context Clues The employees tried to ( haggle, bargain ) with their employer over pay raises. Back to Game

25 Well Done!


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