- Authors choose their words carefully because many words carry positive or negative connotations.
- Today you will look at the words Coben uses in "Undercover Parent." He chose many of them very carefully. Can you tell why? How do his choices affect the text?
- Complete THIS FORM with your partner to help you look closely at his language choices.
Denotation: The literal meaning of the word, like the definition you would find in the dictionary.
Connotation: The feeling a word creates for a reader. Some words have positive connotations, others have negative connotations. Sometimes different words can have almost the same meaning, but very different connotations.
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