Connotation In Tell My Horse

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According to Curzan in our text, denotative means referential or more freely literal compare to connotation is determined by speaker experience and intention, context and cultural understanding” (page 214). Tell My Horse by Zora Neale Hurston describes variations of lexical semantics, and lexical fields in Chapter 2, Curry Goat.
“The young girl who is to be married shortly or about to become the mistress of an influential man is turned over to the old woman for preparation. The wish is to bring complete innocence and complete competence together in the same girl. She is being educated for her life work under experts” (Kindle location 341).This example focuses on antonym (gradable) (that is while conceptually opposites they represent values

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