enallage


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enallage

(ɪˈnæləɡɪ)
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(Grammar) the act of using one grammatical form in place of another
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Noun1.enallage - a substitution of part of speech or gender or number or tense etc. (e.g., editorial `we' for `I')
rhetorical device - a use of language that creates a literary effect (but often without regard for literal significance)
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We can see examples of enallage of person, erotema or rhetorical question, exclamation or ecphonesis, prosopopeia, aposiopesis, and prolepsis.
And to an extent, she is most generous with Jonson, whose use of the rhetorical figure for sex change, enallage in Epicoene, catches him in his most playful and imaginative mood of reproach.
is a grammatical atrocity I say, "If it ain't broke, don't fix it," another enallage and one considerably more effective than "If it isn't broken, don't fix it.
The figural replacement of one tense by another, whether for purposes of evidential enargeia (vividness) or energeia (expressive vigor) or copia (abundance), was discussed as one species of the umbrella figure of construction called enallage or heterosis (substitution of one part of speech for another) by texts that were hugely influential in France and elsewhere--Erasmus's rhetoric manual De copia (1512) and Thomas Linacre's advanced grammar De emendata structura latini sermonis (1524) (8)--while a grammatical work even more influential than Linacre's, Lorenzo Valla's Elegantiae (first version 1441), also discussed tense-substitution, without giving it a rhetorical label ("tempus [.
La dura enallage e invocata a difesa del testo tradito gia da B.
In the first place the application of futilis in such a sense to damnum would entail a bold enallage.
Parmi lesquels : insertion d'un page de roman (141) ; de journaux (163, 255) ; enallage de personne (155) ; longues enumerations (183), ratures (208-09), signes diacritiques impromptus (les crochets) (213) ; mots disparus blancs ; mots croises (250), et cetera.
Udall is particularly interested in enallage (the substitution of a part of speech for another part of speech), discussed in the second book, and the construction of the noun and pronoun, expounded in the third book (49-52v).
Una mora, tuttavia, tanto importante quanto tenuis, con una scelta aggettivale che sembra voler dilatare il suo significato oltre l'evento specifico; il termine, infatti, esprime in questa occorrenza una certa ambiguita, perche se e senza dubbio corretto intenderlo come attributo qualificativo della pausa di Stilicone in relazione alla misura e al valore, tale quindi da indicarne la brevita temporale, l'insignificanza e, di conseguenza, la piena giustificabilita nel quadro di numerosi e irrinunciabili impegni--e i distici seguenti possono confermare questa direzione interpretativa--, non va esclusa tuttavia una figura di enallage, per cui l'aggettivo proietti la sua semantica non solo sulla mora, ma anche sul nome delle Musae ad esso giustapposte.
Ancient rhetoric ends by defining also some examples of true enallage as metonymy: it is the case in a scholium to the Hellenistic bucolic poet Theocritus (6, 12), where it is stated that the expression [TEXT NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII] "on the gurgling beach" must, metonymically, signify "on the beach by the gurgling sea" (Sch.
26) The figure of enallage governs ungrammatical, illogical, or unusual uses of language, (27) and Melanchthon's note advocates ignoring the surprising plural.