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« on: August 04, 2014, 10:39:50 pm »
I need to label positive and negative connative diction for this article and I'm looking online and nothing tells me wtf connative diction is...

AKRON, Ohio Johnny Manziel was back in his element: on campus, in a stadium on a Saturday.

And on the field, Manziel may have tightened the competition to be Cleveland's starter.

Cleveland's rookie quarterback, whose electrifying scrambles and how-did-he-do-that passes made him a college football superstar, showed off some of those dazzling and daring skills as the Browns took a short trip south of their training camp to scrimmage at the University of Akron's InfoCision Stadium.

Manziel and Brian Hoyer took their quarterback battle into the public and in front of 20,673 fans, who didn't see much offensive scoring there were two field goals and two defensive touchdowns but got a chance to see Johnny Football in the flesh.

Manziel made some plays with his legs and rocket arm. Shaking off a sloppy start on his first series, he scrambled from trouble and completed two passes by firing completions into tight windows. He had a touchdown pass dropped and had another TD ruled out of bounds on a play that may have been reversed by instant replay.

Nothing spectacular, but steady.

"Some good, some bad," Manziel said of his performance. "I thought we moved the ball after the first drive pretty well and then I was told we had a 16-play drive on the second drive, which is good. We're keeping the chains moving. It was nice."

Manziel worked exclusively with Cleveland's second-team offense, but it's possible he'll get some reps with the starters next week as the Browns prepare for their exhibition opener Saturday in Detroit.

Hoyer entered training camp with a lead over Manziel, but after one week of practice and the unscripted scrimmage, the gap between the two QBs appears to have narrowed.

On three drives that began at the 30-yard line, Hoyer completed 7 of 11 passes for 56 yards and led the Browns to one field goal.

Manziel went 3 of 7 for 14 yards, and had two carries for 18 yards.

Browns coach Mike Pettine didn't want to analyze every pass until he watches videotape, but he felt both QBs were efficient in moving their respective units.

Pettine was asked if he would characterize the QB competition as being closer than when camp opened.

"I wouldn't say that," he said. "When camp began, Brian was the No. 1 because we had to have someone out there with the ones, but they were truly competing against each other. At some point, we will mix the units. It's all part of our evaluation process."

Hoyer is doing all he can to hold off Manziel, but without Pro Bowl wide receiver Josh Gordon on the field, he doesn't have a dependable first option.

Also, when tight end Jordan Cameron "banged" his shoulder and was removed from the scrimmage, Hoyer found himself without another primary target.

Hoyer left somewhat satisfied with a day dominated by Cleveland's defense.

"I think you're always evaluating yourself, and you're always trying to get better," he said. "It will be good to get back, watch the film, grade it out, see what I can improve on. The things we do good, we've got to keep doing them well. The things we're not doing so well, we've really got to improve on."

Manziel was greeted with a loud ovation when he took the field with Cleveland's second-string offense. His first three plays, though, were met with a few groans. He fired his first pass out of bounds on a busted play and then got backed up by a false start. His second pass was overthrown and he scrambled out of bounds for 5 yards.

On his second drive, Manziel made a crisp 14-yard completion to rookie Willie Snead to convert on fourth down.

Later, he showed touch on a pass into the back corner of the end zone to tight Gary Barnidge, who didn't clearly get both feet down inbounds. On the next play, he rifled a pass underneath that bounced off wide receiver Charles Johnson's chest.

Earlier this week, Manziel said his biggest challenger isn't Hoyer but Cleveland's offense. He's made strides, but not enough of them to pass Hoyer just yet.

"There's no gap that I'm looking at right now," he said. "It's know the playbook, know everything. There's still so many little things here and there that can throw a play and change a play, a defensive look. That's stuff that I wasn't used to. Now I'm seeing it, adjusting, learning. That's what I'm doing is learning."

NOTES: LB Barkevious Mingo made the day's biggest play, picking off a pass by Hoyer tipped at the line by Jacobbi McDaniel and returning it nearly 50 yards. "I would've tackled him first of all if it weren't a scrimmage," Hoyer joked. Cracked Mingo: "I would have dropped a shoulder. It's all fun and games." ... Pettine said starting free safety Tashaun Gipson is expected to be back at practice next week after suffering a "relatively minor" knee injury during Friday's practice. ... Gordon did not return from New York, where his appeal hearing will continue Monday.
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« Reply #1 on: August 04, 2014, 11:38:33 pm »
"Examples of Connotative Words

When you look up a word in the dictionary, you will find its literal (denotative) meaning. However, the emotions and associations connected to a word is known as its connotative meaning. Depending on our experiences, certain words have a positive, negative, or neutral connotation."

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« Reply #2 on: August 05, 2014, 09:25:43 am »
I need to label positive and negative connative diction for this article and I'm looking online and nothing tells me wtf connative diction is...

AKRON, Ohio Johnny Manziel was back in his element: on campus, in a stadium on a Saturday.

And on the field, Manziel may have tightened the competition to be Cleveland's starter.

Cleveland's rookie quarterback, whose electrifying scrambles and how-did-he-do-that passes made him a college football superstar, showed off some of those dazzling and daring skills as the Browns took a short trip south of their training camp to scrimmage at the University of Akron's InfoCision Stadium.

Manziel and Brian Hoyer took their quarterback battle into the public and in front of 20,673 fans, who didn't see much offensive scoring there were two field goals and two defensive touchdowns but got a chance to see Johnny Football in the flesh.

Manziel made some plays with his legs and rocket arm. Shaking off a sloppy start on his first series, he scrambled from trouble and completed two passes by firing completions into tight windows. He had a touchdown pass dropped and had another TD ruled out of bounds on a play that may have been reversed by instant replay.

Nothing spectacular, but steady.

"Some good, some bad," Manziel said of his performance. "I thought we moved the ball after the first drive pretty well and then I was told we had a 16-play drive on the second drive, which is good. We're keeping the chains moving. It was nice."

Manziel worked exclusively with Cleveland's second-team offense, but it's possible he'll get some reps with the starters next week as the Browns prepare for their exhibition opener Saturday in Detroit.

Hoyer entered training camp with a lead over Manziel, but after one week of practice and the unscripted scrimmage, the gap between the two QBs appears to have narrowed.

On three drives that began at the 30-yard line, Hoyer completed 7 of 11 passes for 56 yards and led the Browns to one field goal.

Manziel went 3 of 7 for 14 yards, and had two carries for 18 yards.

Browns coach Mike Pettine didn't want to analyze every pass until he watches videotape, but he felt both QBs were efficient in moving their respective units.

Pettine was asked if he would characterize the QB competition as being closer than when camp opened.

"I wouldn't say that," he said. "When camp began, Brian was the No. 1 because we had to have someone out there with the ones, but they were truly competing against each other. At some point, we will mix the units. It's all part of our evaluation process."

Hoyer is doing all he can to hold off Manziel, but without Pro Bowl wide receiver Josh Gordon on the field, he doesn't have a dependable first option.

Also, when tight end Jordan Cameron "banged" his shoulder and was removed from the scrimmage, Hoyer found himself without another primary target.

Hoyer left somewhat satisfied with a day dominated by Cleveland's defense.

"I think you're always evaluating yourself, and you're always trying to get better," he said. "It will be good to get back, watch the film, grade it out, see what I can improve on. The things we do good, we've got to keep doing them well. The things we're not doing so well, we've really got to improve on."

Manziel was greeted with a loud ovation when he took the field with Cleveland's second-string offense. His first three plays, though, were met with a few groans. He fired his first pass out of bounds on a busted play and then got backed up by a false start. His second pass was overthrown and he scrambled out of bounds for 5 yards.

On his second drive, Manziel made a crisp 14-yard completion to rookie Willie Snead to convert on fourth down.

Later, he showed touch on a pass into the back corner of the end zone to tight Gary Barnidge, who didn't clearly get both feet down inbounds. On the next play, he rifled a pass underneath that bounced off wide receiver Charles Johnson's chest.

Earlier this week, Manziel said his biggest challenger isn't Hoyer but Cleveland's offense. He's made strides, but not enough of them to pass Hoyer just yet.

"There's no gap that I'm looking at right now," he said. "It's know the playbook, know everything. There's still so many little things here and there that can throw a play and change a play, a defensive look. That's stuff that I wasn't used to. Now I'm seeing it, adjusting, learning. That's what I'm doing is learning."

NOTES: LB Barkevious Mingo made the day's biggest play, picking off a pass by Hoyer tipped at the line by Jacobbi McDaniel and returning it nearly 50 yards. "I would've tackled him first of all if it weren't a scrimmage," Hoyer joked. Cracked Mingo: "I would have dropped a shoulder. It's all fun and games." ... Pettine said starting free safety Tashaun Gipson is expected to be back at practice next week after suffering a "relatively minor" knee injury during Friday's practice. ... Gordon did not return from New York, where his appeal hearing will continue Monday.
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« Reply #3 on: August 05, 2014, 02:04:12 pm »
"Examples of Connotative Words

When you look up a word in the dictionary, you will find its literal (denotative) meaning. However, the emotions and associations connected to a word is known as its connotative meaning. Depending on our experiences, certain words have a positive, negative, or neutral connotation."

More examples: http://examples.yourdictionary.com/examples-of-connotative-words.html

Thanks for typing all that out, but I'm still confused.. If you would be a doll and do it for me, I'll write a HUGE paragraph in your honor bby
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« Reply #4 on: August 05, 2014, 04:05:50 pm »
bro. you're gonna have to know this eventually.

simply put, "connotation" is how a word makes you feel.

it makes you feel bad/sad/angry/anxious/annoyed (not good emotions) --> negative connotation

makes you feel happy/excited/good (good emotions) --> positive connotation.

then, connotative DICTION is basically when the writer uses words with specific connotations.

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« Reply #5 on: August 05, 2014, 04:18:54 pm »
but I would learn it if someone would demonstrate it.

I get it, they show emotion, but am I supposed to do it to every word? like why did they not teach me this in english 2
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« Reply #6 on: August 05, 2014, 06:13:37 pm »
its an article about The Cleveland shitstains!

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« Reply #7 on: August 05, 2014, 07:37:17 pm »
but I would learn it if someone would demonstrate it.

I get it, they show emotion, but am I supposed to do it to every word? like why did they not teach me this in english 2

There are some examples in the link I posted.


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« Reply #8 on: August 05, 2014, 08:07:33 pm »
Looks like ill be getting an F.
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« Reply #9 on: August 05, 2014, 08:57:24 pm »
Word, Connotative Diction, Why.

AKRON, Ohio Johnny Manziel was back in his element: on campus, in a stadium on a Saturday.
Element, positive, shows Johnny Manziel being welcomed back.

And on the field, Manziel may have tightened the competition to be Cleveland's starter.
Tightened, positive, he became a better player.

Cleveland's rookie quarterback, whose electrifying scrambles and how-did-he-do-that passes made him a college football superstar, showed off some of those dazzling and daring skills as the Browns took a short trip south of their training camp to scrimmage at the University of Akron's InfoCision Stadium.
Electrifying, positive. Dazzling, daring, positive.

Manziel and Brian Hoyer took their quarterback battle into the public and in front of 20,673 fans, who didn't see much offensive scoring there were two field goals and two defensive touchdowns but got a chance to see Johnny Football in the flesh.
Offensive, negative.

Manziel made some plays with his legs and rocket arm. Shaking off a sloppy start on his first series, he scrambled from trouble and completed two passes by firing completions into tight windows. He had a touchdown pass dropped and had another TD ruled out of bounds on a play that may have been reversed by instant replay.
Sloppy, negative. Trouble, negative. Tight, positive.

Nothing spectacular, but steady.

"Some good, some bad," Manziel said of his performance. "I thought we moved the ball after the first drive pretty well and then I was told we had a 16-play drive on the second drive, which is good. We're keeping the chains moving. It was nice."

Manziel worked exclusively with Cleveland's second-team offense, but it's possible he'll get some reps with the starters next week as the Browns prepare for their exhibition opener Saturday in Detroit.
Exclusively, positive.

Hoyer entered training camp with a lead over Manziel, but after one week of practice and the unscripted scrimmage, the gap between the two QBs appears to have narrowed.
Unscripted, sounds positive but I'm not sure.

On three drives that began at the 30-yard line, Hoyer completed 7 of 11 passes for 56 yards and led the Browns to one field goal.

Manziel went 3 of 7 for 14 yards, and had two carries for 18 yards.

Browns coach Mike Pettine didn't want to analyze every pass until he watches videotape, but he felt both QBs were efficient in moving their respective units.
Efficient, positive.

Pettine was asked if he would characterize the QB competition as being closer than when camp opened.

"I wouldn't say that," he said. "When camp began, Brian was the No. 1 because we had to have someone out there with the ones, but they were truly competing against each other. At some point, we will mix the units. It's all part of our evaluation process."

Hoyer is doing all he can to hold off Manziel, but without Pro Bowl wide receiver Josh Gordon on the field, he doesn't have a dependable first option.
Dependable, negative.

Also, when tight end Jordan Cameron "banged" his shoulder and was removed from the scrimmage, Hoyer found himself without another primary target.
Primary, negative.

Hoyer left somewhat satisfied with a day dominated by Cleveland's defense.
Dominated, positive.

"I think you're always evaluating yourself, and you're always trying to get better," he said. "It will be good to get back, watch the film, grade it out, see what I can improve on. The things we do good, we've got to keep doing them well. The things we're not doing so well, we've really got to improve on."

Manziel was greeted with a loud ovation when he took the field with Cleveland's second-string offense. His first three plays, though, were met with a few groans. He fired his first pass out of bounds on a busted play and then got backed up by a false start. His second pass was overthrown and he scrambled out of bounds for 5 yards.
Loud, positive. Fired, negative. False, negative. Overthrown, negative. Scrambled, negative.

On his second drive, Manziel made a crisp 14-yard completion to rookie Willie Snead to convert on fourth down.
Crisp, positive.

Later, he showed touch on a pass into the back corner of the end zone to tight Gary Barnidge, who didn't clearly get both feet down inbounds. On the next play, he rifled a pass underneath that bounced off wide receiver Charles Johnson's chest.
Clearly, negative.

Earlier this week, Manziel said his biggest challenger isn't Hoyer but Cleveland's offense. He's made strides, but not enough of them to pass Hoyer just yet.

"There's no gap that I'm looking at right now," he said. "It's know the playbook, know everything. There's still so many little things here and there that can throw a play and change a play, a defensive look. That's stuff that I wasn't used to. Now I'm seeing it, adjusting, learning. That's what I'm doing is learning."

NOTES: LB Barkevious Mingo made the day's biggest play, picking off a pass by Hoyer tipped at the line by Jacobbi McDaniel and returning it nearly 50 yards. "I would've tackled him first of all if it weren't a scrimmage," Hoyer joked. Cracked Mingo: "I would have dropped a shoulder. It's all fun and games." ... Pettine said starting free safety Tashaun Gipson is expected to be back at practice next week after suffering a "relatively minor" knee injury during Friday's practice. ... Gordon did not return from New York, where his appeal hearing will continue Monday.

I have no idea if I did that right (probably not), but I tried. I also stopped doing the "why" rather quickly because I ran out of reasons why. Good luck.

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« Reply #10 on: August 05, 2014, 10:01:54 pm »
A+ Mike


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« Reply #11 on: August 06, 2014, 12:19:12 am »
"Echo OP is a faggot"

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« Reply #12 on: August 06, 2014, 04:15:09 am »
"Echo OP is a faggot"

Sorry, no ugly asians allowed in this thread.

But thanks for the help Mike, now all I need to do is figure out parenthetical documentation of two cites supports.

Edit: We made it. Finished product for the typed page(not the one mike helped me with. pls gawd I hope I did this right):

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   Website Title: The New York Times
   Article Title: Manziel Back on Campus for Browns Scrimmage
   Publisher: The New York Times
   Electronically Published: August 02, 2014
   Date Accessed: August 05, 2014
   Author: The Associated Press
2 Johnny Manziel was back in his element: on campus, in a stadium on a Saturday.
3. And on the field, Manziel may have tightened the competition to be Cleveland's starter. (The   Associated Press 3) Manziel made some plays with his legs and rocket arm. (The Associated Press 14)
4. The authors attitude towards the article is a very positive interest since he vividly describes the game; which you can tell in this quote:  Cleveland's rookie quarterback, whose electrifying scrambles and how-did-he-do-that passes made him a college football superstar, showed off some of those dazzling and daring skills as the Browns took a short trip south of their training camp to scrimmage at the University of Akron's InfoCision Stadium.
5. The authors purpose for writing this article was to inform football fans about Johnny Manziels plays in the Browns Scrimmage.
6. The authors attitude towards football is very positive by the way you can tell he describes the plays and players, while Holden doesnt seem to take a big interest in football as seen in the following quote: "Anyway, it was the Saturday of the football game with Saxon Hall. The game with Annotateh Saxon Hall was supposed to be a very big deal around Pencey. It was the last game of the year, and you were supposed to commit suicide or something if old Pencey didn't win." However, in that quote you can tell that Holden understands people like football, so, in a way, it resembles the same reason of why the author of the article made it in the first place; because he also understands people like football.
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« Reply #13 on: August 06, 2014, 12:07:27 pm »
A+ Mike
Can't tell if sarcasm, but thanks.

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« Reply #14 on: August 06, 2014, 12:12:34 pm »
3. And on the field, Manziel may have tightened the competition to be Cleveland's starter. (The   Associated Press 3) Manziel made some plays with his legs and rocket arm. (The Associated Press 14)

This is incorrect. Should be like this:

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And on the field, Manziel may have tightened the competition to be Cleveland's starter (The Associated Press 3).


Always include the citation in the sentence instead of creating a fragment by leaving it hanging outside.

Also, if it's a big assignment you can just create a Works Cited page and then reference each one with the last name of the author (if applicable). I think that's the right way to do it but it all depends on what your instructor is looking for.


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