The English language is pretty amazing there are a number of words that have a real life connection. The concept of non-literal (figurative) language jumps beyond standard book definitions. Figurative language helps the reader better understand a situation that they themselves are not in and pretty much don't have the opportunity to directly understand. These worksheets will help students better understand the purposes of certain words.
The English language can be described as vast and expansive. There are multiple words that convey the same meaning, but in are differentiated in subtle and nuanced ways. Language is used to express oneself and show emotion. Which invariably begs the question, why are some words more persuasive and evoke greater emotion in comparison to others?
For instance, it may transpire that the usage of words as mundane as 'hi' and 'hey' can have different vibes. Hey sounds more energetic than hi. There are many other words in the English language that have the same meaning in essence, but the emotion attached to them is markedly different.
This phenomenon can manifest itself when a person is writing, reading or speaking. If we look at writing, then it boils down to the reaction that a writer or author wants to exhibit and evoke. If they are creating a character in a particular setting, it is their choice what vocabulary they use. This is decisive since what may seem trivial is actually important and using the right words will change the complexion of the scene.
Therefore, regardless of whether you are speaking or writing, it is apparent that words may have meaning, but their purpose differs in the sense that they can be employed to show different levels of emotions.
The words used by an individual also informs their actions. For instance, you may use similar words, but one of the two may incite a greater facial expression than the other. The countenance may change as will the tone of the voice and the accompanying gestures.
That's not all though. The type of words that illicit a greater emotion also affects the person's demeanor and their speech in general.