Warming with the theme, and inflating themselves with their own eulogies, these magnanimous heroes of the trencher would start up, advance a short distance beyond the light of the fire, and apostrophize
most vehemently their Blackfeet enemies, as though they had been within hearing.
Stirred by its remarkable beauty, he apostrophizes
a coastal Devonshire town: "Ilfracombe, with your chapels, evangelical churches, chars-a-bancs and variegated terraces, long may you lie embedded in your gorgeous cliffs and hills
6 Clifford apostrophizes
Henry VI, Phoebus, York, Richard
51-52, 93-95); his extensive mourning for the Roman Penyus, whom he apostrophizes
as "Thou hallowed relique, thou rich diamond / Cut with thine own dust; thou for whose wide fame / The world appears too narrow" (5.
Early in To the Wonder, Marina (Olga Kurylenko), a Frenchwoman transposed from Paris to Oklahoman exurbia, beckons her (unnamed) boyfriend, a bemused Ben Affleck, by ceaselessly whirling and gamboling ahead of him through city streets and fields of grass, and apostrophizes
a lonely cumulus: "What is this love that loves us?
The very first line apostrophizes
the physician, paradoxically calling him "God's true soldier" and asking him to join other "fall'n children of renown.
If La Disparition can be read in this e-omitting light as a vast apostrophe, then John's Wife with its occulted heroine can be read as part lipogram, too, and, what is more, to play in its progression on all the various meanings of apostrophe: 1) a John's wife who is possessed (in the genitive sense of apostrophe), 2) a John's wife who disappears, like an e, from her own town and text, 3) a John's wife experienced as an absence, perceptible only by her traces, 4) a John's wife who is apostrophized by characters in her absence, and, 5) a John's wife who in one crucial scene, as we will see, apostrophizes
her as his "flower" in a note to Aurora following his first rejected proposal to her and dismissal of her poetic vocation.
Like those "fragments/ of flesh from time and being" Gregg apostrophizes
in her poem; "Ravenous"'s cumulative and periodic sentences are comprised of shards and segments--hanging gardens of half-complete pharses.
At one point in the poem, the speaker apostrophizes
the soul of the deceased, announcing that the entire household has come to honor it.
But in fact, the man looks much odder if he apostrophizes
the bus when no one is present--if he's seen ta lking out loud to himself.
The late fifth century Christian bishop here apostrophizes
three Roman literary worthies (Cicero, Livy and Virgil) by noting only their birthplaces.