parabasis


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parabasis

(pəˈræbəsɪs)
n, pl -ses (-ˌsiːz)
(Theatre) (in classical Greek comedy) an address from the chorus to the audience
[C19: from Greek, from parabanein to step forward]
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10) Anna Kornbluh, "The Economic Problem of Sympathy: Parabasis, Interest, and Realist Form in Middlemarch" ELH 11 (2010): 946.
Opium is evoked at two explicitly self-reflective moments in the text, moments of narrative parabasis that conjoin narcotic and reflective states once again.
Alternatively, the imperative of this Ask need not, necessarily, call directly to the spirit, but by way of parabasis might signal a self-exhortation of the poet, as he, shaken, must reassure himself of the very questioning gesture here at play.
Defining irony as "the permanent parabasis of the allegory of tropes," de Man performs a reading of Schlegel to assert that irony disrupts the entire system through which the self is posited, the posited entity relates to itself, and meaning is made (179).
En ella, la autora repasa, en clave metaforica, por un lado la contraposicion entre Esquilo y Euripides (en Ranas) y la contraposicion entre Aristofanes y los otros comediantes (en la parabasis de Caballeros).
Nao nos referimos a Parabasis, de resto, uma quebra da ilusao cenica que significa verdadeira interrupcao da acao, mas as quebras esparsas ao longo do texto.
En el caso de la Comedia Antigua, esta exhibicion de la obra como artificio se realiza exclusivamente en la parabasis, momento de suspension de la ilusion dramatica en que ocurre el desplazamiento de un nivel retorico a otro--de la ficcion a la realidad, cuando el corifeo se quita la mascara y adelantandose hacia el publico dirige sus criticas al ordenamiento politico y social--.
Moreover, irony, in its primary sense of alegory (you say x in order to suggest y), is according to Bloom (1997: XIX, XX) "the epistemological trope-of-tropes," while for de Man this constituted the very condition of literary language whereby is produced that "permanent parabasis of meaning" (i.
But in Old Comedy, the persona of the poet intrudes even more often--especially in the parabasis and in pseudo-parabatic speeches such as that of Dikaiopolis in Acharnians and Hermes in Peace.
Next comes a set of balanced or symmetrical scenes, often in the form of an agon or parabasis, or both.
Dionysus is consistently this combination of patsy and wit, the embodiment of the comic, (21) but that combination makes the quite strident claims to authority after the parabasis difficult to take entirely straightforwardly.