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The denotation of a word is
its dictionary definition
domineering of overbearing
Imperious
____ refers to an obscure or double meaning
Ambiguity
used to make poetry more musical
Repetition
indirect but pointed reference
Allusion
agreeable to the ear, relating to music
Melodious
creates vivid descriptions or figures of speech
Imagery
similarity between things otherwise unlike
Analogy
_____ refers to the pattern of beats or stresses in language
Meter
repetition of similar sounds
Alliteration
Sonnet 116
William Shakespeare
natural talent or ability
Aptitude
boring, taking a long time
Tedious
feelings or emotions that are associated with it.
The connation of a word
a self-contradictory or absurd statement.
Oxymoron
repetition of similar vowel sounds
Assonance
incapable of being satisfied
Insatiable
the acquiring of foreign lands
Imperialism
having a bad reputation
Notorious
relating the past to the present
Flashback
disrespect for sacred things
Sacrilegious
painful or piercing to the emotions
Poignant
able to show or prove validity
Justifiable