What is connotation and denotation?

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Connotation and Denotation

Denotation is the word actual meaning.

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  • Chocolate’s denotation = a sweet made out of cocoa beans
  • Rose‘s denotation = a red flower

 

Connotations are words associated with the word.

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  • Chocolate‘s connotations: gift/present, happiness, etc. 
  • Rose‘s connotations: Valentine’s Day, love, etc. 

 

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