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What determines the definition of a word?
Is there more to a word than how it is defined in the dictionary?
connotative and denotativeYes, there is more. In fact, every word has at least two definitions: connotative and denotative So, what’s the difference?
The denotative definition is based on the________definition of a word.The connotative definition is the________________________ meaning of a word. literal figurative or emotional
Let’s try giving the connotative definition for some common words.
Love Denotative definition: a warmth and tender liking; a deep feeling of fondness and friendship. Connotative definition: a word which describes
Anger Denotative definition : the feeling one has toward something that hurts, opposes, offends, or annoys. Connotative definition: When I feel
Patriotism Denotative definition: love or loyal support for one’s country Connotative definition: The act of . . .
Christmas Denotative definition: a holiday celebrated on December 25Connotative definition : A time of year when . . .
Your assignment Define the word “gift.”Give both a denotative and a connotative definition. Turn these definitions into a five paragraph essay. Follow the structure of a well organized essay.
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