mrs harris homework 2 - Rhythm 6 Using language...

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Review Questions 1. Language helps shape our sense of reality by not only mirroring reality, but by giving  meaning to events. 2. The difference between denotative and connotative meaning is that denotative is  precise, literal and objective, while, connotative meanings are more variable, figurative  and subjective. To convey my message effectively, I’d use connotative meanings if I  wanted to reach out to emotions and feelings. I would use denotative meanings if I  wanted to be more business oriented. 3. The four criteria for using language effectively in your speeches are using language  accurately, vividly, appropriately, and using inclusive language. 4. Three things you should use to use language clearly are to use familiar words, choose  concrete words, and to eliminate clutter. 5. Two ways to bring your speeches to life with vivid, animated language are Imagery and 
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Unformatted text preview: Rhythm. 6. Using language appropriately means adapting to a particular occasion, audience and topic at hand. 7. It is important for a public speaker to use inclusive language because a speaker does not want to stereotype, demean, or patronize people on the basis of gender, race, religion, disability, sexual orientation, or other factors. The five usages of inclusive language are avoiding the generic “he,” dropping the use of “man” when referring to both men and women, refraining from stereotyping jobs and social roles by gender, avoiding identifying personal traits that are unrelated to the topic, and using names that groups use to identify themselves....
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This note was uploaded on 06/28/2011 for the course ENGL 1002 taught by Professor Staff during the Spring '08 term at Fort Valley State University .

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