Connotative Meaning

by leotheewok
Last updated 5 years ago

Discipline:
Language Arts
Subject:
Reading Comprehension

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Connotative Meaning

Connotative Meaning:What's the Use?

“I am a greaser. I am a JD and a hood. "I blacken the name of our fair city. I beat up people. I rob gas stations. I am a menace to society. Man do I have fun!” ― S.E. Hinton, The Outsiders

“A water snake glided smoothly up the pool, twisting its periscope head from side to side; and it swam the length of the pool and came to the legs of a motionless heron that stood in the shadows. A silent head and beak lanced down and plucked it out by the head, and the beak swallowed the little snake while its tail waved frantically.” ― John Steinbeck, Of Mice and Men

My primary motivation behind buying a car, despite the scarcity of my funds, was that I refused to be driven around town in a car with red and blue lights on top. Nothing slows down traffic like a cop. Bella Swan, Twilight, Chapter 1, p.5

Raindrops the size of bullets thundered on the castle windows for days on end; the lake rose, the flower beds turned into muddy streams, and Hagrid's pumpkins swelled to the size of garden sheds. Oliver Wood's enthusiasm for regular training sessions, however, was not dampened, which was why Harry was to be found, late one stormy Saturday afternoon a few days before Halloween, returning to Gryffindor Tower, drenched to the skin and splattered with mud.


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