n.1.(Zool.) See Popinjay, 1 (b).
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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Byatt's character Lilias Papagay, who associates marriage with consummated sexual relations and pleasure; to her, Emily's unconsummated relation to Hallam is rendered moot and her marriage to Richard Jesse is entirely fitting.
Papagay clearly draws in her pronouncements on shrewd psychological observations of the participants.
In Byatt's light-hearted reversal of the Swedenborgian concept, the conjugial angel becomes an earthly one as Mrs Papagay's long-lost husband returns in the flesh.
Dialogic structures are shown to play an important role in Jacopone da Todi's adaptation of minstrel patterns and lower registers in his laude (see Franco Suitner's study); however, such structures are primarily used to lend a poem some kind of dramatic dimension (even in the context of a narrative work such as Las novas del Papagay, examined by Marie-Claire Geerard-Zai) and may include a variable degree of metrical fragmentation to enhance the effect.