It's All in the Way You Say It

High schoolers unearth multiple meanings based on connotation and cadence. After defining denotation, connotation, and cadence, readers evaluate similar words to compare connotations. They then play with how cadence affects meaning by varying emphasis when they utter seven example sentences. Lines include verses from Romeo and Juliet. Finally, small groups analyze connotation using a monologue from Shakespeare's Cymbeline. Worksheet links included.

9th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts 43 Views 100 Downloads
CCSS: Adaptable
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