on their purpose, writers select words that create either pleasant
or unpleasant responses.
- While denotative
language is commonly used in informational writing such as textbooks,
language is frequently used in the persuasive writing of editorials,
book and film reviews, advertisements, and political speeches.
- These written forms
rely on words with strong connotations, on those words with the power
to sway emotions and influence the reader and what the writer may infer.
- Word choice is
often an indication of the writer's attitude toward the subject and
should provide you with yet another clue for making valid inferences
and drawing reasonable conclusions.
You can often infer a writer's unspoken attitude by the words used.
- It is important
to recognize both the denotative and connotative language the writer
has chosen to express ideas and opinions.
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