Literality


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Lit`er`al´i`ty

    (lĭt`ẽr`ăl´ĭ`tŷ)
n.1.The state or quality of being literal.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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Without any endeavour to correct the literality of this opinion, Jasper surveys his companion--covered from head to foot with old mortar, lime, and stone grit--as though he, Jasper, were getting imbued with a romantic interest in his weird life.
According to Blackledge (2007), a "context of literality" exists at the societal level that supports AARR and its effects, including fusion.
The official said PTI Govt has initiated scores of reforms and projects to improve literality rate and provide better learning environment to students.
In these distinctions Hopkins shares Dante Gabriel Rossetti's conviction that the translator must strive not merely for "literality" but also for "fidelity" in preserving the whole meaning of the original poet.
(2) In fact, Bishop's early writing suggests that from the beginning of her career she understood the imbrication of reality and artifice to be more complicated than her comments about literality might imply.
The answer is straightforward but important: the Song derives its erotic power from the way in which allegorical texts "speak otherwise" (allos agorein): that is, from the way in which they tell one story by referring to another and so conceal spiritual meaning under a veil of literality. Gregory makes the point with an offhanded but revealing metaphor: in allegory, he writes, divine thoughts are "cloaked" or "clothed" (vestiuntur) in earthly words, so that by examining "exterior descriptions" we come to "interior understanding." (35) The clothing metaphor, framed as it is by the interior/exterior distinction, goes to the heart of the Song's erotic power.
Aspects such as focussing on the target audience and recipients, the scope of the project, and the different translation-related services provided, each with its own specific expected level of literality or creativity, all suggest the existence of some kind of overlap between the way quality control is approached in the industry and certain functionalist axioms.
Most take a pick-and-mix attitude to literality, accepting some things as facts and others as just stories.
literality of his final story--demonstrates that the concepts of
While the high-culture Aleph can clearly be discerned throughout the narrative, the allusions that point to the hidden, profane and low-culture cinematic ALEF are also manifold: apart from the difference between orality and literality around which the text circulates on the semantic, pragmatic and syntactic levels, the vocabulary the narrator uses to describe the Aleph/ALEF is laced with innuendo: