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Adage

Adage (ad’-age): One of several terms describing short, pithy sayings, or traditional expressions of conventional wisdom.

“When the going gets tough, it’s time to go home.” Joe Mellow ( 42 more words

Rhetoric

Male Gaze and Manic Pixie Dream Girls

This post looks at the Manic Pixie Dream Girl trope and explains her as an evolution, rather than subversion, of the male gaze as defined by Mulvey (1975) as discussed in my previous post ( 364 more words

My Trip Out West, the Last Chapter.

Luxor.

Fake New York skyline, New York New York.

I woke up on Sunday morning and packed, then went down for breakfast in the little restaurant at the Hilton.  1,519 more words

Writing

Adianoeta

Adianoeta: An expression that, in addition to an obvious meaning, carries a second, subtle meaning (often at variance with the ostensible meaning).

Isn’t it… 117 more words

Rhetoric

YA Tropes - The Virginal Heroine?

WARNING: Before continuing, please be advised that this post shall contain content which some may fine inappropriate. There will be some discussion of sex, though not explicit, which you may find uncomfortable. 2,490 more words
YA Books

Adnominatio

Adnominatio (ad-no-mi-na’-ti-o): 1. A synonym for paronomasia .  2. A synonym for polyptoton.  3. Assigning to a proper name its literal or homophonic meaning. 72 more words

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Adynaton

Adynaton (a-dyn’-a-ton): A declaration of impossibility, usually in terms of an exaggerated comparison. Sometimes, the expression of the impossibility of expression.

When I was younger, I thought I had a shot at becoming a millionaire. 58 more words

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