Any story, fictional and nonfictional, can be affected by its connotation. Connotation is the associated or secondary meaning of a word or expression in addition to its explicit or primary meaning. There are many components that play into a story's connotation. For example, background information about the author may show you why the story has the type of connotation it has. The author's experiences have such an effect on connotation. What time period the author lived in and the time period that the author is talking about effects connotation. The author's ethnicity might also play into a story's connotation. Other things about the author that may play into connotation are the author's age, writing style, personal experiences, country of origin, present home, and attitude towards the audience and the topic.
    The connotation on a peice of writing can be influenced by its subject, word choice, and author's craft. One part of author's craft that could influence the connotation is the mood. Another part of author's craft that effects a writing's connotation is the figuritive language. Rhetorical devices are also parts of author's craft that can play into connotation. Connotation can also be affected by history and the audience. Three things about audience can effect connotation; the intended audience, the actual audience, and the audience's social groups. La
 


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