Discuss the difference between denotation and connotation of words, as defined in the link provided (be sure to provide examples). https://www.vocabulary.com/articles/chooseyourwords/connotation-denotation/
Also, try to provide some examples of inflated language, jargon, and cliche’s. Why should they be avoided when delivering a speech presentation?
In Charles Dickens short story, “The Signalman”, he takes a conceptual and theoretical approach as he uses critical moves to suggest a mystery within the characters and the spectres portrayed. Dickens focuses on elements such as setting and environment, ambiguity, symbolism, and conflict which are employed to intensify the supernatural effects within the story. In the first couple of paragraphs the narrator in the story focuses on the setting and environment around him which produces a supernatural sense. In the first sentence the narrator screams, “Halloa! Below there!” which is a significant line that is repeated throughout the story and is used for foreshadowing the end. However, in the beginning this line is significant in introducing the setting and environment and its effects on the characters. Subsequent to the narrator’s scream, the signalman is portrayed to be looking around in confusion as to where the voice is coming from as if it was coming from something supernatural, like a spirit or ghost. This is made evident when the narrator states, “considering the nature of the ground, that he could not have doubted from what quarter the voice came”. Here, it is suggested that the signalman thought the scream was coming from the figure he often sees in the tunnel. This is significant because it is the first sign of the mans anxiety that exists due to a direct effect of the supernatural environment and setting he is in. The setting depicted by the narrator is an eerie engine that drives the production of the supernatural sense to this story. The most significant setting that unfolds a supernatural effect starts with the scene on page 72. This is where the narrator is explicitly describing the moment he sees the path and his entire journey down it. The first moment worth pointing out is when the narrator states, “I found the way long enough to give me time to recall a singular air of reluctance or compulsion with which he had pointed out the path”. Here the reader gets an uncanny feel of the narrator’s surroundings due to his hesitation when he sees this path. This uncanny sense creates an unsettling feeling of the path which is emphasized when the narrator slowly tells every detail about what he sees on his journey down. This can be proven through the word diction and phrases that describes this journey such as, “jagged”, “zigzag”, “dungeon”, “barbarous, depressing, and forbidding air”, “earthy, deadly smell”, “black tunnel”, and “gloomier entrance”. Through this specific detail, the nar>GET ANSWER