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Big Silver Pin

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It happened by accident. Geryon’s grandmother came to visit and fell off the bus. / The doctors put her together again with a big silver pin.

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Pataphor in Mechanism Design

Game theory analyzes extant strategic situations to identify their equilibrium properties. Conversely, mechanism design (‘reverse game theory’) creates auctions, markets, or games whose incentive structures… 5,730 more words

Economics

Assignment 5: portraying people without people

No people

One of the decisions I made early on in Assignment 5 planning was to exclude people. This in itself is making the whole thing more of a challenge, as it’s generally accepted that including people as subject matter is more successful that not doing – the viewing eye is drawn to human subjects, and documentary photography tends to be about issues that involve and affect people. 618 more words

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The Countries I Have Lost

A country, just like a single old-left-foot-house-slipper can be metonymous. This-for that, quid-pro-quo, how-did-I-ever-lose-you?-metonymous. Hit me at 2 am, sharp intake of breath too hard to connect it all with proper punctuation metonymous. 89 more words

Child Advocacy

S is for Synecdoche | #AtoZChallenge

Synecdoche

A figure of speech in which the part is made to represent the whole, or vice-versa.

Synecdoche is a subclass of metonymy where a whole represents a part (“Edmonton” represents the Oilers hockey team), a part represents a whole (“wheels” represent a car), or the material used to make an object represents the whole object (“plastic” represents a credit card). 284 more words

Writing

M is for Moving Along with Motifs -- And More | #AtoZChallenge

Motif

“A theme or pattern that recurs in a work.”

I was already a writer for about a decade when I ran into the first writing help I ever received in the days of pre-Internet. 676 more words

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Ambulatory Oxymoron

Quote: The disappearing body quickly became shorthand. Anything lost was considered pocketed by our ambulatory corpse on its way home. Unexpected noises in the corridors were the incompetent creeping of the revenant.

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