What Are Connotation and Denotation? - Definitions & Examples


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In 'Harry Potter', Professor Snape's first name, Severus, means serious, strict, and severe. The character of Professor Snape is also serious and strict. This is an example of:

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1. In Robert Frost's 'Mending Wall', what is the denotation of walking the line?

2. Which of the following is NOT a connotation associated with the word grave?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Use this quiz/worksheet combo to help you test your understanding of connotation and denotation in literature. Some of the topics you'll be assessed on include the definition of connotation as well as several examples of connotation in literature.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these literary concept assessments you'll be tested on:

  • Examples of connotation and denotation
  • Definition and characteristics of connotation
  • Connotation in Robert Frost's 'Mending Wall'

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet allow students to test the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related English lesson on the literal and underlying meanings of words
  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast topics from the lesson, such as connotation and denotation
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding a real-life example of connotation
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about examples of connotation and denotation in literature

Additional Learning

To learn more about word meanings, review the accompanying lesson called What are Connotation & Denotation - Definitions & Examples. This lesson will give you the ability to:

  • Define and differentiate between connotation and denotation
  • Give examples of connotation and denotation from famous literature
  • Understand the effects of connotation in real life