Connotation & Denotation

Shelby Woodall

Connotation and Denotation Facts & Examples

Connotation: The feelings that somebody has when somebody associates that word with something else.

Denotation: A fancy definition for a dictionary meaning.


Example: if i say chicken the dictionary meaning for chicken would be a bird. If i say my friend is a chicken, then my definition would be my friend is acting scared(connotation meaning).

Point of View with examples

First Person: Is referring to the author.

Example I was driving to school or I was reading a book.

Second Person: Is referring to the person being spoken to

example: You do not understand my work or You are a mean person.

Third person: Is referring to a person or a name.

Example: He,She,It was not happy today or Jane was not happy because she failed a test.

Third person Omniscient: Knowing the characters feelings and thoughts.

Example: Jane was thinking about having pizza tonight or Jane felt scared as she walked down the hallway.

Third person Limited: Stating the persons perspective.

Simile & Metaphor

Simile:A comparison between things that are similar in some way.

Example: Cute as a kitten (we compare these two because a kitten is very cute and so is that thing or person).


Metaphor: an implied comparison

Example: He broke my heart (He didn't literally break her heart, her heart is broken because she is sad.

Types of Poetry: lyric, epic & narrative

Lyric poetry: A short, non-narrative poem which a single speaker presents a state of mind or an emotional state.

Narrative poetry: A verbal representation poem

Epic poetry: A long serious poetry about an event (almost like a narrative essay)

Commonplace assertion, opinion, fact

Opinion: Something that somebody "thinks" it may not be factual.

Example: All rugs are squared. (This is an opinion because NOT ALL rugs are squared).


Facts: Something that is true.

Example: Broccoli is a vegetable packed with iron. (This is a fact because there is proof to back it up).


Commonplace assertion: An assumption that may be or may not be true.