Notes -Figurative Lang. - in the sun(directly comparing the...

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Denotation – The literal or explicit meaning of a word; often called the dictionary definition. (Example) Home = one’s physical residence; the place where one lives Connotation – The cluster of suggestions, ideas, or emotional associations for a word / term. (Example) Home = a place of safety, privacy, comfort Figurative Language (the use of a figure of speech ) – the use of language not in its literal sense, but in a metaphorical or imaginative way 1) Metaphor – a direct and imaginative comparison. A particular quality or characteristic of one thing (the figurative) is transferred to another (the literal). Example – The farmer’s leathery, lined face revealed years of toil
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Unformatted text preview: in the sun. (directly comparing the farmer’s skin to leather) 2) Simile – an imaginative comparison stated indirectly , usually with words such as “like”, “as”, “as though”, “as if” and “seem”. Example – The farmer’s lined face looked like leather, revealing years of toil in the sun. (indirect comparison – face like leather) 3) Personification – inanimate or nonhuman objects are given human attributes or feelings. Example – The building was hanging on grimly to the vestiges of respectability. A threadbare runner (a long, narrow rug) climbed the stairs wearily....
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