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    of diction creates an element of confusion for the audience of his poem. Words with a positive connotation allow the reader to see the positive relationships, although

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    ‘exercises the brain’ for a much harsher ‘wastes time’, downplayed the student’s criticism and turned the criticism into an argument that benefits the teacher. Both phrases in this case refer to similar meanings of self assurance but imply different connotations that drastically change the effect of the words. Throughout the English language, numerous words exist to convey the same idea and provoke different reactions from various audiences. White leaders often take advantage of euphemisms to belittle

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    discriminated against in all sectors of employment, in public places, and even while just walking down the street. In her essay, "The Myth of the Latin Woman," Judith Ortiz Cofer describes her own experiences using illuminating vignettes, negative connotation, and cultural allusion to exemplify how she used the struggles in her day to day life as a Latin woman to make herself stronger. Cofer uses illuminating vignettes to illustrate the different situations she encountered as a Latina while growing

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    Media Effect On Race

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    acism has always been, and continues to be, a relevant issue in today’s society. While racism is not as prevalent as it was in the 1860’s, it is not any less significant. The relevance of racism today can partially be blamed on how the media portrays race. Media comes in all forms; print media, broadcast media, social media, etc., all of which play an important role in our society. Media is the current educator in today’s society because society looks to media for information. The problem with media

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    and squandered victories…” (Collinson, Reston1). “‘Crazies have taken over’” “’This is insanity,’” (Collinson, Reston 2). These diction filled phrases help the audience understand the state of the Republican Party due to the negative connotation. The negative connotation allows the readers to understand the tiff that is occurring within the party and why many Republicans are worried about its future. The article describes the party as divided and using emotion-charged diction to support the claim allows

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    shadows forth must be drawn darkly between the fondest of lovers.” The material emblem mentioned in this quotation is a metaphor for the black veil, and commonly an emblem is given a positive connotation representing something that is of help; however, it is evident that this veil is meant to have a negative connotation as it continues to symbolize death and sins. By Hawthorne claiming it shadows forth must be drawn darkly between the fondest of lovers, he means that no matter how to what extent two people

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    2000, 143). This quote does contain negative connotations, but Martins only intention is to provide child psychiatrists with the correct information and the common disagreements between adults and teenagers. Some positive connotations that Martin uses throughout his writing is to describe the benefits that tattoos can give teenagers. For example Martin says tattoos “can promise permanence and stability” (Martin, 2000, p.144). These positive connotations set the mood for Martins academic article, and

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    In Roethke’s poem “My Papa’s Waltz” a boisterous waltz between the boy and his father which was perhaps the result of a few too many drinks, resulted in a lifelong memory for the speaker of the poem. The poem revolves around a recollection of a child dancing with his apparently intoxicated Father. The waltz brought joy and excitement to a young child who may not always get to experience such bonding moments with his father. Although many readers often interpret the tone of the poem as negative, there

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    Words with strong connotations dramatically alter the strength of an argument. Theil capitalizes on this fact and depicts Hillary Clinton as unfit for the presidency when he claims, “We don’t need to see Hillary Clinton’s deleted emails: her incompetence is in plain sight. She pushed for a war in Libya, and today it’s a training ground for ISIS” (Thiel). Theil uses three ideas with strong connotation to drive his point against Hillary. He brings up the email

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    Scarlet Ibis”, the author, James Hurst, utilizes the literary elements of flashback and dialogue to convey to the reader that throughout the story, the narrator feels guilt for his previous actions. Hurst does so by selecting key words with negative connotations to describe the narrator’s feelings in retrospect, as well as using dialogue to show that the narrator clearly remembers every wrongdoing he has done leading up to Doodle’s death. There are various instances throughout the narrative that Hurst

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    Do ex-convicts deserve a second chance? Ernest Martinez believes that for some convicts their crime was “a matter of poor judgment rather than of faulty character.” Martinez wrote an essay targeted at Hispanic business owner to persuade them to hire or give a second chance to ex-convicts. Martinez’ fails to create a compelling essay because of his use of the word ‘people’ in the title, his use of diction, and his extreme disconnect between paragraphs. Martinez does not make use of the word ex-convict

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    totally changes the course of the soliloquy, showing how too much thought into something can upset a formerly neat argument. The denotation of the word rub at the end of line ten has changed since Shakespeare first wrote it. In certain situations the connotation can be similar as in, “Someone rubbed you the wrong way,” but in its most common definition very different. Back then it referenced a game similar to lawn bowling. In this game a rub was some spot that changed the course of the ball, deflecting

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    letters that seem to him strong and handsome”( Morrison 38). By Pilate’s father using the words strong and handsome , it illustrates that he believed Pilates name symbolizes beauty and her strength. Both of the words give the reader a positive connotation. In the Bible, Pilate does not protect Jesus ,but in Song of Solomon Pilate protects and care for her family” When she whined to the policeman, verifying Milkman and Guitar lie that they had ripped off the sack as a joke on an old lady, she had

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    Liberty. In the first stanza Hughes states that “There are words like Freedom”, then follows up with positive connotations like “sweet and wonderful to say” and “On my heart-strings freedom sings”. The structure of the poem is parallel but when he says “There are words like Liberty” in the second stanza, the mood completely shifts. Hughes follows the statement with negative connotations such as “make me cry” and “if you had known what I knew”. The shift between the two stanzas is the realization

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    statements without directly doing so. Language not only affects the work but the way readers consider certain words. Lewis Carroll’s Alice in Wonderland is a prime example of making readers think about the text. Carroll plays around with the connotation and denotations of words, forcing the readers to figure out what each word truly means and implies. The usage of the term queer is one case in Alice in Wonderland. . Denotation, or the literal definition of a word, can greatly change the interpretation

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    Blue Lives Matter

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    claim across. One persuasive techniques is loaded language. Loaded language is detailed words used to cause powerful emotions or feelings used to persuade the readers. Authors control their language and word choice by using positive and negative connotation to impact their audience. In R.E. STUBBLEFIELD’s, “ All LIves Matter and Blue LIves Matter Supporters miss the point” claim is people that say all lives matter or blue lives matter you are have to realize that black matter too. The

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    when he published the poem, they were not free in terms of that they were bound by segregation. In the line “It is not a carol of joy or glee, But a prayer that he sends from his heart’s deep core…,” Dunbar is using a word with a somewhat neutral connotation for the word “prayer” in order to get the reader to comprehend that the bird is desperate which shows an emotional

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    Odysseus Odysseus, or Ulysses is a Greek hero from the Iliad, and The Odyssey. The Greek poet, Homer, is thought to have created both the Iliad, and The Odyssey. According to homer, Odysseus was born to Laertes, and Anticleia. When he became a man, he became the king of the small Greek island, Ithaca, Ithaka, or Ithica. He also has a wife, Penelope, and a son, Telemachus. In The Odyssey, Odysseus is returning to his homeland, Ithaca, when he comes to a trial where singing mermaid-like creatures'

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    Oceans are peaceful, majestic, and filled with amazing and vibrant color. A lot of the prostown beauty in oceans can be credited to coral reefs. Lately though, natural coral reefs have been dying for various reasons, and some people believe that artificial reefs can help not only the natural reefs, but other surrounding ecosystems in their environment. Various articles use rhetorical techniques in hopes of enhancing their articles about whether or not artificial reefs are helping or harming the oceans

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    New Criticism attracts many readers to its methods by appealing to them with simple steps in order to criticize any work of literature. According to Steven Lynn it “focuses attention on the work itself, not the reader or the author or anything else” (21). It dismisses the use of all outside sources, asserting that the only way to truly analyze a poem efficiently is to focus purely on the poem. However, my New Criticism approach will include counterparts between the text and historical contexts, such

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