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    (Original post by OBAG09L)
    could it be "mimesis"?
    I understand that as meaning something completely different - a case of showing rather than telling. I see what you are saying, but I think it refers to entire methods of narratology rather than linguistic effects pertaining to individual words.
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    The OP isn't looking for a synonym, quite clearly...

    Ideophone might have hit the nail on the head, though.
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    (Original post by thisisnew)
    Sorry if this is off topic but my own grammar is bad and I'm always up for being corrected.

    I always thought it's can mean "it is" as well as "it has" so wouldn't "as it's [it has] strong connotations..." make sense?
    Yep! But if you see the rest of the sentence she put: "As it has strong connotations with luxurious objects create visual imagery." wouldn't make sense :P

    "It has strong connotations." does work though on its own. Just not in the context above


    (Original post by MelissaRB)
    Oh right! It's for my AS English Lit coursework - should I just describe it at this level?
    I wouldn't worry about finding a word tbh. Look at all the different ones TSR has given you, just shows that's there's not really one that fits perfectly...
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    (Original post by thisisnew)
    Sorry if this is off topic but my own grammar is bad and I'm always up for being corrected.

    I always thought it's can mean "it is" as well as "it has" so wouldn't "as it's [it has] strong connotations..." make sense?
    Stick to the conventional "it has".
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    connotation
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    Thanks everyone, you've been really helpful :yy:

    I'll probably explain what I mean after all. I don't want to confuse the examiner!
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    (Original post by ily_em)
    Yep! But if you see the rest of the sentence she put: "As it has strong connotations with luxurious objects create visual imagery." wouldn't make sense :P

    "It has strong connotations." does work though on its own. Just not in the context above




    I wouldn't worry about finding a word tbh. Look at all the different ones TSR has given you, just shows that's there's not really one that fits perfectly...
    Ah my bad you're right. I skimmed over that post, completely missed the last part!
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    Affluent?
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    Someone on my friends facebook just spelt Injuries "ingeries" Maybe you should ask them :facepalm::lolwut:
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    (Original post by ily_em)
    I'm not sure there is a word

    Also wtf at the people suggesting 'opulence' etc, clearly that isn't the question...

    P.S. it's 'As its strong connotations with luxurious objects...' not 'as it's strong connotations'. I wouldn't normally correct grammar on here ('tis the interweb, after all) but you used it a few times suggesting that's what you always do, and I guess you're writing an essay or something so want your grammar to be correct :P.
    :rofl:

    "Rich? Prosperity? Affluent? Hedonistic? Wealth!?"
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    (Original post by MelissaRB)
    I mean a grammatical term for a word that conjures up strong imagery of it's meaning. If there even is a term like that As in onomatopoeia means a word that sounds like it's action but I don't think I could call "luxury" onomatopoeic
    Autology?
 
 
 
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