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Literary Devices in the Bible, Part 10: Metonymy 

Introduction

We’ve set out in this series to explore some of the literary devices in the Bible. Specifically, we’re looking at:

(1) common figures of speech; 545 more words

Bible

Hello I'm Calling to Apologize for Breaking All of the Plates

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Poetry

What is so "rupt" about "bankrupt"?

Toys “R” Us, the world’s largest toy store chain, filed for bankruptcy protections today. Debt and online shopping aren’t great for playtime, it turns out—but etymology certainly is. 265 more words

Etymology

More Metonymy: the thread of quotation

The second paragraph in “Quotation and Originality” provides a good example of Emerson’s use of, and philosophical interest in, metonymy–as well as its difference from metaphor. 704 more words

Class Reflection

Metaphor and Metonymy

There are two key elements of poetics, figures of speech, that we have encountered recently with Woolf’s (and Dillard’s) “Death of the Moth” and White’s “Once More to the Lake,” and Emerson’s essays. 1,036 more words

Class Reflection

Essay as Uncanny: Once More to the Moth

You will recall that Jeff Porter, in his “History and Poetics of the Essay,” discusses the Freudian, psychological concept of the uncanny, and applies it to White’s “Once More to the Lake.” As he notes, the uncanny is not simply an experience of the foreign or strange, but rather, of the commingling of the two, the unfamiliar in the familiar. 364 more words

Class Reflection

ABC's

Along side the fortuitous jungle, an abandoned home of modernity resides.
Bemused amphibian creatures dwell inside the structure of splintered doors
Confounded by the alligators, that lived submerged in the moldy algae pool, 144 more words

Poetry