epagogic


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epagogic

(ˌɛpəˈɡɒɡɪk)
adj
(Logic) relating to inductive reasoning
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When Alidoro brings his old friend Pinocchio to the boatyard's watchdog, Melampetta, she at first does not recognize who is being introduced and retorts, in a typical Coover mixture of biblical, Kantian, and otherwise learned philosophical mis-quotations, "No, you can sing all you want, squat-for-brains, you're just pounding water in your mortar, as Leucippus of blessed memory once said to William of Ockham over an epagogic pot of aglioli, there's no room at the inn nor in this shithole either, and that's conclusive, absolute, categorical, and afortiori finito in spades
In Ruffato's vocabulary there occur words, phrases, and passages not easily assimilated - "endofasia," "morphosyntactic figures," "conflictuality," "free pregnancy," "common language and dialects adopted as epagogic of poetry" - and critical formulations worthy of a "new manifesto" such as the following: "In the complex reshaping of both speakers and writers, this reduction allows a countervailing push toward selection, thus motivating a modification of the dialect in a sort of elitist language of culture as, above all, a tank of courtesy and elegance which is very fertile soil for poetry.