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The Earliest London House Names

Laura Wright

in Sunnyside: A Sociolinguistic History of British House Names

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780197266557
eISBN:
9780191905377
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197266557.003.0002
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

294 pre-1400 London house names given in Appendix 1 are analysed as to meaning and structure. Before 1300 haw, bury, seld, hall and house were the predominant medieval house-naming nouns, but haw, ... More


Figuratively Speaking: Revised Edition

Robert J. Fogelin

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199739998
eISBN:
9780199895045
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199739998.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, General

Figuratively Speaking (1986) examines figures of speech that concern meaning—irony, hyperbole, understatement, similes, metaphors, and others—to show how they work and to explain their ... More


THE OBJECTS OF MUSICAL RESEARCH (1)

Kevin Korsyn

in Decentering Music: A Critique of Contemporary Musical Research

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195104547
eISBN:
9780199868988
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195104547.003.0006
Subject:
Music, Theory, Analysis, Composition

This chapter begins with a discussion of what constitutes the identity of composition. It then examines four ways of construing the issue of unity in the Preludes: the Preludes a monads, the Preludes ... More


Origen on Christ, Tropology, and Exegesis *

Mark Edwards

in Metaphor, Allegory, and the Classical Tradition: Ancient Thought and Modern Revisions

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199240050
eISBN:
9780191716850
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199240050.003.0012
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter argues that the three levels of exegesis in Origen’s theory of Scriptural allegory correspond to three different linguistic ‘tropes’. Metaphor is proper to the ‘bodily’ level of ... More


Balaam Delivers God's Blessings on All Israel

Mary Douglas

in Jacob's Tears: The Priestly Work of Reconciliation

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2005
ISBN:
9780199265237
eISBN:
9780191602054
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199265232.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

Balaam's story in Numbers is here viewed as a burlesque, in fact a political satire, about the foreign prophet (or magician), Balaam, whom God chooses as his mouthpiece. The author's thesis is that ... More


Romances

A. C. Spearing

in Textual Subjectivity: The Encoding of Subjectivity in Medieval Narratives and Lyrics

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780198187240
eISBN:
9780191719035
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198187240.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

This chapter examines the subjectivization of narrative in two Middle English romances. King Horn is largely narratorless; subjectivizing material includes statements of characters’ thought and ... More


Charlie Kaufman

Jason Wood

in Last Words: Considering Contemporary Cinema

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231171977
eISBN:
9780231850698
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231171977.003.0011
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter presents an interview with Charlie Kaufman, whose scripts include Being John Malkovich (1999) and Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004). His directorial debut Synecdoche, New York ... More


Embellishment

Samuel Guttenplan

in Objects of Metaphor

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
July 2005
ISBN:
9780199280896
eISBN:
9780191602627
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199280894.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language

The Semantic Descent account is extended to realistically complex examples, both in terms of syntactic complexity and vividness. A detailed treatment of a wide range of examples is followed by ... More


Tropes

Jeanne Fahnestock

in Rhetorical Style: The Uses of Language in Persuasion

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199764129
eISBN:
9780199918928
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199764129.003.0006
Subject:
Linguistics, Applied Linguistics and Pedagogy

While discussions of style in the rhetorical tradition lack the basic language categories (e.g., lexical field) that twentieth-century analysts have created, they did discriminate high-profile ... More


Elaborations

Robert J. Fogelin

in Figuratively Speaking: Revised Edition

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199739998
eISBN:
9780199895045
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199739998.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, General

After tying up some loose ends under the heading of clarifications, the main point of this final chapter is to show that this account of metaphors and other figurative comparisons goes beyond trite ... More


Early Jewish and Christian Figures of Ethiopia

Roy Kay

in The Ethiopian Prophecy in Black American Letters

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780813037325
eISBN:
9780813041582
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813037325.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, African-American Literature

The emergence of the figurations of Ethiopia, derived from Psalm 68:31, begin with rabbinic and patristic writings. The readings of Psalm 68:31 in these sources initiate numerous figures of Ethiopia ... More


Poetic Logic

Donald Phillip Verene

in Vico's "New Science": A Philosophical Commentary

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9781501700163
eISBN:
9781501701863
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501700163.003.0015
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

This chapter discusses the section on poetic logic in the New Science. Poetic logic, the first science of the first branch of the Tree of Poetic Sciences, is the direct counterpart of poetic ... More


‘An endless succession of mirrors’: Irony, Ambiguity and the Crisis of Authenticity in Charlie Kaufman’s Synecdoche, New York

Michelle Devereaux

in The Stillness of Solitude: Romanticism and Contemporary American Independent Film

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781474446044
eISBN:
9781474476652
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474446044.003.0003
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter argues that Charlie Kaufman’s Synecdoche, New York creates a metatextual relationship between director and protagonist through its use of Romantic irony. The film directly addresses ... More


A Thousand Words Is Worth a Picture: The Experiment of On Genesis, Against the Manichees

Michael Cameron

in Christ Meets Me Everywhere: Augustine’s Early Figurative Exegesis

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199751297
eISBN:
9780199950584
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199751297.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Theology

Augustine deployed Ambrose's insight about Scripture's rhetorical character to refute the Manichees' dismissal of the “carnal” Old Testament. His first effort at biblical commentary demonstrated how ... More


Closely Apart: Aestheticising the Non-Encounter

Kostas Boyiopoulos

in The Decadent Image: The Poetry of Wilde, Symons, and Dowson

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780748690923
eISBN:
9781474412377
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748690923.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

Continuing looking at Dowson’s poems alongside some of his other texts, chapter 7 focuses on responses to idealised objects of desire by formulating a poetics of infinitesimal apartness, or ... More


Beijing in Detroit

Reinhold Martin

in The Urban Apparatus: Mediapolitics and the City

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9781517901189
eISBN:
9781452955391
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9781517901189.003.0010
Subject:
Architecture, Architectural Theory and Criticism

The ninth essay studies “Detroit” as synecdoche: deindustrialization, Chinese capitalism, “creative destruction,” and “emergency management” as investment strategy.


Forms and effects: Metonymy in poetic action

Sebastian Matzner

in Rethinking Metonymy: Literary Theory and Poetic Practice from Pindar to Jakobson

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780198724278
eISBN:
9780191827495
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198724278.003.0003
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter contains a detailed discussion of the major categories of metonymy as established on the basis of metonymic occurrences in Greek tragedy and lyric poetry. By analysing examples for each ... More


Lucretius and Epicurus on Metaphor

Barnaby Taylor

in Lucretius and the Language of Nature

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
July 2020
ISBN:
9780198754909
eISBN:
9780191816390
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198754909.003.0003
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter outlines what can be known of Epicurean and Lucretian attitudes to metaphor, metonymy, and synecdoche. After a discussion of ancient testimonia to Epicurus’ own style and stylistic ... More


Refiguring Adaptation Studies

Kamilla Elliott

in Theorizing Adaptation

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
June 2020
ISBN:
9780197511176
eISBN:
9780197511213
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197511176.003.0011
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

Chapter 9 considers how particular rhetorical figures have informed and can further inform particular theoretical problems within adaptation studies: for example, how figures of similarity can ... More


Reflection: Memory and Storytelling in Proust

Mieke Bal

in Memory: A History

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780199793839
eISBN:
9780199345205
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199793839.003.0009
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

Of the many instances in which memory serves as the motor of the narrative in Proust’s Recherche, sense memory is central. Visual memory is a special case of sense memory. What makes up the text is ... More


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