27 Matching Annotations
  1. Apr 2022
    1. infamy

      The connotation of infamy is negative, and shows the true horror of the camp.

    2. sensitive

      Connotation of sensitive is caring and helping. In this case Mr. Wiesel uses this word to show that the Christians cared about what happened and weren't indifferent even when everyone else was.

    3. anguish

      The connotation of anguish is something that hurts so much, that it is hard to say. This establishes Mr. Wiesel's stance of how he feels about president Roosevelt, which is kindness and happiness.

    4. miserable consolation

      The connotation of consolation is pity or warm comfort, but Mr. Wiesel uses miserable to describe this connotation making the word mean pitiful and lonely. He uses this to describe how others felt, including himself, when they had hope in other countries rescuing them. This creates a sorrowful and critical tone because he is talking about the sorrow of the history in an informative way.

    5. punishment

      The connotation of punishment is wrath and extreme hurt. All other paragraphs lead up to this one sentence that brings forth an impactful point that lasts in the audiences minds. This creates a declarative tone.

    6. end

      The connotation of end means to stop or leave behind. This helps point towards the responses given towards being indifferent towards others and why it is horrible.

    7. disarm

      The connotation of disarm is to gently fight back and remove the weapon that can harm others before it does. Mr. Wiesel uses this word to show there are many ways to respond to hatred. This creates a tone of wise and declarative.

    8. vacantly

      Connotation of vacant is lonely, sad and empty. This creates a gloomy tone.

    9. seductive

      Connotation for seductive is easy and tempting. This shows how indifference is sometimes done without knowing.

    10. senseless

      Connotation of senseless is meaningless, showing that the killing and indifference is meaningless and nothing but pain will result in it.

    11. humanity

      The connotation of humanity is compassionate, sympathetic, or generous behavior. This backs up his main point that humans should not be indifferent.

    12. he remembers their rage at what they saw

      Connotation of rage is wildly emotional and uncontrollable. This rage is how someone should feel and react when seeing indifference.

    13. Liberated

      Connotation of liberated is freed or released from the horrible camp.



  2. Dec 2021
    1. country

      A sexual overtone can be sensed here! It is an obscene pun playing with the similarity in pronunciation between the first syllables of the word and the slang for female genitalia, 'cunt'.

      This pun is also present in Shakespeare's Hamlet, when Hamlet to innocent Ophelia says, 'Do you think I meant country matters?'

      Pun: a humorous use of a word in such a way as to suggest two or more of its meanings or the meaning of another word similar in sound. (definition from Merriam Webster)

      Source: Book: John Donne, The Complete English Poet (1971)

  3. May 2021
  4. Mar 2021
    1. If you’re a puzzle fan and own any type of Windows, MacOS or even Linux computer,

      why "or even Linux"? why not "or even Mac"?

    1. This word is often used negatively for when someone is acting too much like a teacher.
  5. Feb 2021
    1. Like Humpty Dumpty proclaimed in Lewis Carroll's Through the Looking Glass, "When I use a word, it means just what I choose it to mean -- neither more nor less."
    1. The word home, for instance, has a denotation of “the place (such as a house or apartment) where a person lives,” but it may additionally have many connotations (such as “warmth,” “security,” or “childhood”) for some people.
    2. While each of these two words has several possible meanings, they are notably distinct from each other in all senses. Denotation is concerned with explicit meaning, and connotation tends to be concerned with implicit meaning.
  6. Jul 2020
  7. Feb 2019
    1. rhetoric came under attack

      I think it could be argued that rhetoric continues to be under attack today. The term "rhetoric" often carries a negative connotation, as can be seen recently through popularized terms such as "political rhetoric" or "media rhetoric." Many people throw around the term rhetoric without knowing what they are saying or referring to.

  8. Sep 2013
    1. eulogy

      I really like the use of "Eulogy" here. This is a word that has a lot of connotation. Obviously, it is something that happens after one's death, but it also is from someone who knows the deceased well. It's also something look highly upon, like being on a soapbox or in the spot-light.

    1. Gorgias in his modesty replied that he would,

      Gorgias and modesty are two things that don't go hand-in-hand. Downplaying Gorgias? "Modesty" is a charged word

    1. She produced the greatest erotic desires in most men.

      GREAT connotation. A very good and to-the-point way to create and identify with a characteristic. Pathos might be a stretch, but it is a term that pops up in my head.