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denotation and connotation

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denotation and connotation

john.a.wills
???logical conflict, between the denotatory and the connotatory sense of words; between, that is to say, an asceticism tending to kill language by stripping words of all association and a hedonism tending to kill language by dissipating their true sense under a multiplicity of associations.
Oxford Poetry preface(1927)
quoted in Emerson: Seven Types of Ambiguity VIII ??2 s.16
Something Ansu wrote reminded me of this.