Updates: In the past two weeks, we have analysed the themes and styles used in the ‘Old Man and the Sea’ preceded by sensory description/writing activity(writing using five senses), striven to write an ode to our favorite fruits and vegetables. We are currently working on understanding the connotations and denotation with a view to understanding the characters of the reader as well as author’s writing style with precision.
Task type: non research based
Date of submission: 02/01/2013
Activity: Understanding Connotation and Denotation
Note: You’ll require a dictionary and your reader “Old Man and the Sea” to accomplish this assignment.
Find out substantial adjectives/nouns/similes used for the characters- Marlin, Manolin, Santiago and the Sharks from the reader; which you think are not used in a literal sense (there are other meanings/perspectives attached). Then classify and analyse them as prescribed:
|Eg. Salao||Comes from the Spanish word salado means salty, bitter||the worst form of unlucky||Negative connotation|