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Context MattersPlay
Imitation can be positive, like an homage, or negative, like mockery. Context reveals intent. SlideHis imitation of the mayor was respectful, honoring her speech patterns.
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Emotional TonePlay
The tone can change meaning. A playful tone often indicates teasing instead of disrespect. SlideHer playful imitation of her friend's dance moves made everyone giggle.
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Flattery or InsultPlay
The phrase 'imitation is the sincerest form of flattery' suggests copying as a compliment. SlideHe took my imitation of his project presentation as the compliment it was intended to be.