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Connotation vs. Denotation

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Connotation vs. Denotation

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  1. Connotation vs. Denotation Almost every word has two kinds of meanings… Denotation: the straightforward dictionary definition Connotation: the ideas and feelings associated with the word

  2. There are three types of connotations: a. POSITIVE – a good thing b. NEGATIVE – a bad thing c. NEUTRAL- not good or bad; indifferent; used when you or the author don’t want to show strong emotions either way

  3. For Example

  4. Practice For the following pairs of terms, write a short explanation of why you might like to be described by one term, but not the other. Also, identify whether the word you picked has a positive, negative or neutral connotation. • firm or stubborn • flexible or wishy-washy • original or weird • scholar or bookworm • arrogant or proud