hyponoia


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hyponoia

(ˌhaɪpəˈnɔɪə )
n
(Medicine) med a slow mental function or imagination

hyponoia, hyponea

a state of dulled mental activity or decrease in the function of thought. Also called hypopsychosis.
See also: Psychology, Thinking
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Allegoria e attestato a partire da Cicerone e Filone; lo stesso procedimento era prima indicato con hyponoia.
The novel's internal logic or hyponoia suggests that the ubiquity of the San people stereotyping is an unfortunate yet significant part of the larger culture's own perverse sense of collective self and nativity dovetailed into what Gilman has described as the primitive "illusionary image of the world divided into two camps, 'us' and 'them'"
A Greek term meaning "other-speaking," allegory uses a variety of literary tropes such as synecdoche, metonymy, prosopopoeia, and personification, but according to Angus Fletcher, its most significant feature is hyponoia or a "hidden underlying meaning of a story or myth [.