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The Power of Language 1
Bell-ringer Respond in writing to the following prompt: 2 What is the difference between calling a person a “soldier” versus calling him or her a “freedom fighter”?
Definitions Meanings of words can be separated into two parts: 3 Denotation: a literal meaning of the word Connotation: an association (emotional or otherwise) which the word evokes
House 4 Home Denotation ConnotationNeutralPositive Place where a person or people live Image credit: TaxRebate.org.uk
Words with Different Connotations What are some examples of different words or phrases that mostly mean the same thing but have different connotations? 5
Which Statement is Neutral? There are over 2,000 vagrants in the city. There are over 2,000 people with no address in the city. There are over 2,000 homeless in the city. 6
Investigating the News 1.Find an example of biased language in a news story. 2.Write the connotation of the word/phrase. 3.Write a less biased word/phrase. 7
Tone What is Tone?.
What do words mean to you?
Bellwork Look at the following sets of sentences and decide which is the most positive, the most negative, and the most neutral: 1. My best friend is svelte.
Freshman English Second Semester
Connotation / Denotation
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Diction and Connotation
Lesson Defining Experiences
Denotation and Connotation
Denotative v. Connotative Language. Look at your song’s lyrics Highlight words OR phrases that you really like Do you think these words or phrases are.
IMPROVING WRITING THROUGH WORD MEANINGS Denotative vs. Connotative Meaning.
Connotation vs. Denotation Popular Cars from the 1960s
L.8.5 Demonstrate understanding of figurative language, word relationships, and nuances in word meanings. CONNOTATION AND DENOTATION.
Creating With Code.
Connotation vs. Denotation
Aka (info. text) Purpose: to convey knowledge about a topic from someone creditable about that information to someone less knowledgeable about the topic.
VISUALIZE To picture, or to have a mental image of what is being read.
Lesson 5H: Vocabulary + P.O.S. Connotation vs Denotation.
Vocabulary - Notes Denotation – It is a word’s strict dictionary meaning. Connotation – It is the tone of a word – the emotions and associations you make.
Diction The author’s choice of words Meaning Words have two ways to communicate meaning: Denotation the literal meaning of the word Connotation an.
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