The Nature of Words: Nuances, Relationships & Meanings


Resource ID#: 128074 Primary Type: Original Student Tutorial

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Subject(s): English Language Arts
Grade Level(s): 11, 12
Intended Audience: Students
Keywords: English Language Arts, grades 11-12, word choice, connotation, denotation, figurative language, word relationships, William Blake, poetry, interactive, tutorials, elearning, e-learning, "The Tyger", "The Lamb", "The Poison Tree", "The Sick Rose", poems, nuance, writing, reading
Instructional Component Type(s): Original Student Tutorial

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Language Liaisons: A Relationship Between Words:

Explore word relationships by identifying and interpreting some figures of speech in context and analyzing the role or purpose they play in the text. In this interactive tutorial you will examine several kinds of figures of speech, including hyperbole and paradox. You'll also analyze nuances in the meanings of words with similar denotations or definitions. Several excerpts used in this tutorial come from works by William Shakespeare.

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