Emotive Language

What Is Emotive Language? (with Examples)

Emotive language is the deliberate choice of words to elicit emotion (usually to influence).

Ideas can be expressed non-emotively. For example: However, they can also be expressed in a way that is positive or negative or welcoming or threatening. It all depends on the words selected. For example:

Examples of Emotive Language

Emotive language is designed to tell you the facts while influencing you to adopt the author's opinion. Here are examples of emotive language. When writing emotive language, you get to be newsreader and judge at the same time.

Examples of Emotive Language Using Connotation

Emotive language can be created far more subtly than the examples above. It can also be achieved with connotation. For example:

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What is connotation? What is denotation? Glossary of grammatical terms