Connotation vs Denotation
Tone/Mood
Type of Language
Fads
Humans
100

This is the dictionary definition of a word. 

Denotation

100

Tone or mood?

The feelings of the reader. 

Mood

100

The movie was 10,000 hours long. 

Figurative Language

100

Japanese cartoons. 

Anime

100

Is it Sweet? Savory?  Salty?  Sour? To be sure, use some of the 2000-4000 of these on your tongue.   

Taste buds

200

This is the feelings attached to a word. 

Connotation

200

Tone or Mood?

The feelings of the writer. 

Tone

200

Her smile was as big as the moon. 

Figurative language

200

Usually school friendly, this site has games for students to play after they finish assignments in class. 

Cool Math

200

Pumping about 100,000 times per day, this muscle pushes about 2,000 gallons worth of blood through your body every 24 hours.   

Heart

300

Is the connotation of the sentence positive or negative? 

The school day groaned by as the students shuffled from one dull class to another. 

Negative

300

What is the tone of the passage? 

The floor creaked as Jessie crept across.  Her breath, shallow and rapid, rasped in her ears as she peaked around the wall to spy down the hallway.  The figure lurched forward from the depths of dark, and Jessie cried out a final time. 

Spooky, creepy, etc. 

300

A frog croaked a greeting as galloped by.  

Connotative language

300

Born in Florida and with unique spiky yellow hair, these twins, who went viral on Tik Tok, are out here just trying to make it.  

Island Boys

300

If you line these small tubes up, they would stretch 60,000 miles.  That's a long way to carry blood!

Blood vessels

400

Is the connotation of the sentence positive or negative? 

The school day flew by as the students skipped gleefully from class to class. 

Positive

400

What is the tone of the passage? 

"And the trees all died. They were orange trees. I don't know why they died, they just died. Something wrong with the soil possibly or maybe the stuff we got from the nursery wasn't the best. We complained about it. So we've got thirty kids there, each kid had his or her own little tree to plant and we've got these thirty dead trees. All these kids looking at these little brown sticks, it was depressing."

Sad, depressed, etc

400

Blood seeped out of the body and oozed across the floor. 

Connotative language

400

These two girls are best friends.  You know this by their pink, pink, pink, and glitter, glitter, glitter, and especially when they twirl twirl twirl. 

Linda and Heather

400

The normal body temperature for a healthy adult. 

98.6

500

Does the following sentence have a positive or negative connotation? 

The turtles spiraled down the dank, septic drain as the pond drained into nothingness. 

Negative

500

What is the tone of the passage? 

“Despite the civil unrest happening in my city, I believe I can make things better and see real change in my lifetime.”

Optimistic, positive, etc

500

Make sure plastic wrap is removed before placing the food inside the oven. 

Technical language

500

This song sounds familiar.  This is what it is called when one song is changed or combined with another song.  

Remix

500
Are you rabid?  If not, you still produce enough of this in a year to fill two bathtubs. 

Saliva or spit

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