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Introducing Figurative, Connotative, and Technical Words

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    Learning Objectives

    Now that we have looked at perspective and the factors that influence it, let's focus on words. If we can understand the words and phrases authors use, it lets us analyze and examine the meaning of the text. In addition, we can then understand the tone--his or her attitude towards the subject-- of the text as well. As noted in earlier lessons, if you can understand the tone of a piece, you can understand the perspective of the author. To do this, we need to look at the figurative, connotative, and technical words authors use.

    By the end of this week, you will:

    • determine the figurative, connotative, and technical meanings of words and phrases
    • identify relevance of word meaning in select reading