Connotation

Definition:
Connotations are the associations people make with words that go beyond the literal or dictionary definition. Many words have connotations that create emotions or feelings in the reader.

Example:
And once again, the autumn leaves were falling.

This phrase uses ‘autumn’ to signify something coming to an end.

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  1. The best example I have been able to come up with is Horatio’s line in Act V of Hamlet.
    “Good night, sweet prince, and flights of angels sing thee to thy rest”
    When we read this, we take “rest” to mean either burial or Heaven, depending on how you interpret the line.

    It’s similar to how we know that a body has been buried when someone says it was laid to rest.

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