ELA Terms to Know

Jalynn Powell

Connotation and Denotation

Connotation and denotation are two principles of methods describing the meanings of words. Connotation refers to the emotional and imaginative association surrounding a word. Denotation refers to the strict definition of the word.

Point of View: First Person, Second Person, Third Person Limited, Third Person Omniscient

Point of view is the place in which the write listens and views. First Person narrative is often used for detective fiction, so that the reader and narrator uncover the case together. Second person is a point of view (how a story is told) which the narrator tells the story to another character using 'you'. Third person omniscient is a method of storytelling in which the narrator knows the thoughts and feelings of all of the character in the story, as opposed to third person limited, which adheres closely to one character's perspective.