What are 3 examples of connotation.I understand what it is, I just need some examples.

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literaturenerd eNotes educator| Certified Educator

So as to help others who may be having the same problem, first allow me to explain what connotation means.

A connotation is a feeling or idea that a word raises both a figurative and literal meaning for a person.

In your tag bar, you mentioned the words "house=home." This would be a connotation given that when some people hear the word house they automatically think of the word home as well. A house does not only illustrate a building structure which people live in. It also illustrates the place where families live and call their home--the place where they belong.

Therefore, three other examples of connotations are:

1. Chicken- The literal is the animal, the figurative is a cowardly person.

2. Shrimp- The literal is the sea creature, the figurative is a person who is small.

3. Pig- The literal is the farm animal, the figurative is someone who would eat a lot or does not bathe.