Concrete: Think: foundation Independent Practice Choose 1 from each set and change the diction into either . (Make abstract words concrete, make concrete lines more abstract.) Exit Ticket: 1. Discuss the difference between abstract and concrete diction. 2. Identify whether the excerpt is abstract or concrete. Explain your reasoning.
connotation the associated or secondary meaning of a word or expression in addition to its explicit or primary meaning: A possible connotation of "home" is "a place of warmth, comfort, and affection.". the act of connoting; the suggesting of an additional meaning for a word or expression, apart from its explicit meaning.
A special language belonging exclusively to a group, often a profession. Engineers, lawyers, doctors, tax analysts, and the like all use jargon to exchange complex information efficiently. Jargon is often unintelligible to those outside the group that uses it.
some modern slang has endured over the decades since its inception (i.e. cool) and some will only last a few years before being rendered obsolete or outdated (i.e. bling bling). slang can be born from any number of situations or ideas (the word slang itself has come to represent selling, especially of illegal drugs), and can be blunt or riddled with metaphor, and often quite profound.