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This literary device had been previously used by James Joyce in A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man.
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He also argues that John's " poor " Greek is a literary device since Galileans were known to have excellent Greek.
Additionally, Elihu's first spoken words are a confession of his youthful status, being much younger than the three canonical friends, including a claim to be speaking because he cannot bear to remain silent ; it has been suggested that this interesting statement may have been symbolic of a " younger " ( that is to say, later and interpolating ) writer, who has written Elihu's sermon to respond to what he views as morally and theologically scandalous statements being made within the book of Job, and creating the literary device of Elihu to provide what seemed to be a faith-based response to further refute heresy and provide a counter-argument, a need partially provided by God's ambiguous and unspecific response to Job at the end of the book.
Derived from the epigramma " inscription " from ἐπιγράφειν epigraphein " to write oninscribe ", this literary device has been employed for over two millennia.
The existence of the records has never been proven ; the opening is generally considered to be a literary device.
Hamlet also contains a favourite Shakespearean device, a play within the play, a literary device or conceit in which one story is told during the action of another story.
It is frequently used as a literary device to illustrate desolation, loneliness and abandonment, with reference to its habit of living in the ruins of former cities and other areas abandoned by humans.
# There was no fish: the story is an allegory, the fish is a literary device in the story, the story is a vision or a dream etc.
Descriptive epithets are a common literary device in many parts of the world, whereas kennings in this restricted sense are a distinctive feature of Old Norse and, to a lesser extent, Old English poetry.
" The actual person from Porlock mentioned could be many people, including Wordsworth, Joseph Cottle, John Thelwall, Coleridge's wife, or merely a literary device.
This device is also used by later authors of literary epics, such as Virgil in the Aeneid, Luís de Camões in Os Lusíadas and Alexander Pope in The Rape of the Lock.
The western-eastern division was a simplification and a literary device of sixth-century historians where political realities were more complex.
In contrast with Nathan-Turner's attitude that the sonic screwdriver should not be used as a cure-all, the new production team gave it even more functionality than previous versions which has given the series some criticism as it seems to be a deus ex machina, a literary device that is generally avoided.
Both of these books are composed of individual short stories ( which range from farce or humorous anecdotes to well-crafted literary fictions ) set within a larger narrative story ( a frame story ), although the frame-tale device was not adopted by all writers.
Plato, in his dialogue The Republic Book 6 ( 509D – 513E ), has Socrates explain through the literary device of a divided line his fundamental metaphysical ideas as four separate but logically connected models of the world.
The western – eastern division was a simplification ( and a literary device ) of 6th-century historians.
" To arrive at the truth ", he wrote in the preface to Le Lys dans la vallée, " writers use whatever literary device seems capable of giving the greatest intensity of life to their characters.
Several tales in the One Thousand and One Nights use this device to foreshadow what is going to happen, as a special form of literary prolepsis.
The literary device of the unreliable narrator was used in several fictional medieval Arabic tales of the One Thousand and One Nights.
Star Trek stories have used the Prime Directive as a literary device which allows the exploration of interactions with less advanced societies without the heroes having the overwhelming advantage of easy access to and use of their technology.
This literary criticism may focus on an author, a thematic or topical concern, genre, period, or literary device.
In the Lord of the Rings, he adopted the literary device of claiming to have translated the original Sôval Phârë speech ( or Westron as he called it ) into English.
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And Hamilton, who felt it `` a religious duty '' to oppose Aaron Burr's political ambitions, would have been a better actuarial risk had he shown more literary restraint.
The revolution in jazz that took place around 1949, the evolution from the `` bebop '' school of Dizzy Gillespie to the `` cool '' sound of Miles Davis and Lennie Tristano, Lee Konitz, and the whole legend of Charlie Parker, had made an impression on many academic and literary men.
Without the good magazines, without their book reviews, their hospitality to European writers, without above all their awareness of literary standards, we might very well have had a generation of Krim's heroes -- Wolfes, Farrells, Dreisers, and I might add, Sandburgs and Frosts and MacLeishes in verse -- and then where would we be??
aside from her specifically regional accent, she reveals by the use of the triad, `` irritable, tense, depressed '', a certain pedantic itemization that indicates she has some familiarity with literary or scientific language ( i.e., she must have had at least a high-school education ), and she is telling a story she has mentally rehearsed some time before.
Even his old literary home, Punch, where the When We Were Very Young verses had first appeared, was ultimately to reject him, as Christopher Milne details in his autobiography The Enchanted Places, although Methuen continued to publish whatever Milne wrote, including the long poem ' The Norman Church ' and an assembly of articles entitled Year In, Year Out ( which Milne likened to a benefit night for the author ).
In a culture that set a high value on oratory and public performances of all kinds, in which the production of books was very labor-intensive, the majority of the population was illiterate, and where those with the leisure to enjoy literary works also had slaves to read for them, written texts were more likely to be seen as scripts for recitation than as vehicles of silent reflection.
There is a third view that sees merit in both arguments above and attempts to bridge them, and so cannot be articulated as starkly as they can ; it sees more than one Christianity and more than one attitude towards paganism at work in the poem, separated from each other by hundreds of years ; it sees the poem as originally the product of a literate Christian author with one foot in the pagan world and one in the Christian, himself a convert perhaps or one whose forbears had been pagan, a poet who was conversant in both oral and literary milieus and was capable of a masterful " repurposing " of poetry from the oral tradition ; this early Christian poet saw virtue manifest in a willingness to sacrifice oneself in a devotion to justice and in an attempt to aid and protect those in need of help and greater safety ; good pagan men had trodden that noble path and so this poet presents pagan culture with equanimity and respect ; yet overlaid upon this early Christian poet's composition are verses from a much later reformist " fire-and-brimstone " Christian poet who vilifies pagan practice as dark and sinful and who adds satanic aspects to its monsters.
As a national revival occurred towards the end of the period of Ottoman rule ( mostly during the 19th century ), a modern Bulgarian literary language gradually emerged which drew heavily on Church Slavonic / Old Bulgarian ( and to some extent on literary Russian, which had preserved many lexical items from Church Slavonic ) and later reduced the number of Turkish and other Balkanic loans.
Both novels had been seen as favourites to win leading up to the prize and the dramatic " literary battle " between two senior authors made front page news.
Bellarmine's books bear the stamp of their period ; the effort for literary elegance ( so-called " maraviglia ") had given place to a desire to pile up as much material as possible, to embrace the whole field of human knowledge, and incorporate it into theology.
Constantinople had a large amount of artistic and literary treasure before it was sacked in 1204 and 1453.
" Before this, he had published several works on the revocation of the Edict of Nantes and its consequences, but his literary capacity was mediocre, his style stiff and cold, and it was his personal character rather than his reputation as a writer that earned him the confidence of the elector.
The letters, part of a larger and somewhat one-sided correspondence in which Heger frequently appears not to have replied, reveal she had been in love with a married man, although they are complex and have been interpreted in numerous ways, including as an example of literary self-dramatisation and an expression of gratitude from a former pupil.
The depiction of Cerberus is relatively consistent between different works and authors, the common theme of the mane of serpents is kept across works, as is the serpent's tail, most literary works of the era describe Cerberus as having three heads with the only notable exception being Hesiod's Theogony in which he had 50 heads.
English had, however, been used as a literary language for centuries before Chaucer's life, and several of Chaucer's contemporaries — John Gower, William Langland, and the Pearl Poet — also wrote major literary works in English.
By 1405, de Pizan had completed her most successful literary works, The Book of the City of Ladies and The Treasure of the City of Ladies, or The Book of the Three Virtues.
The translation, as literary critics claim, was not based on Cervantes ' text but mostly upon a French work by Filleau de Saint-Martin and upon notes which Thomas Shelton had written previously.
The anecdotes are literary, and late ; however, in the founding tales of the Greek colony of Gela, founded in the 680s on the southwest coast of Sicily, a tradition was preserved that the Greeks had seized cult images wrought by Daedalus from their local predecessors, the Sicani.
Although Morris ' political work is well to the fore, Thompson also used his literary talents to comment on aspects of Morris ' work, such as his early Romantic poetry, which had previously received relatively little consideration.