How to Interpret the Word Choice of a Writer


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What is the denotation of a word?

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1. Word choice can impact which of the following?

2. If we are discussing a word's weight, what are we talking about?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This brief quiz will assess how much you know about analyzing word choice, including the impact that word choice can have. You can print the worksheet with or without an answer key.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Taking this quiz will gauge what you know about the following:

  • Denotation of a word
  • What word choice can impact
  • Meaning of the phrase 'a word's weight'
  • Identifying a word with the most weight
  • Significance of lighter words

Skills Practiced

  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about analyzing word choice
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information about 'a word's weight' and interpret it correctly
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding what word choice can impact

Additional Learning

To take an even closer look at this topic, review the related lesson titled How to Interpret the Word Choice of a Writer. Here are a few examples of what's included in this lesson:

  • How authors set the stage for their story
  • Reasons to use both synonyms and antonyms
  • How to begin analyzing an author's word choice