Parrotry


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Par´rot`ry

    (păr´rŭt`rŷ)
n.1.Servile imitation or repetition.
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Barnes's] novel is rich in parody and parrotry, using Flaubert's words and free associations from them to write biography in subversive form.
With a wretched parrotry [the National Assembly] wrote and harangued without ceasing of the Volonte generale--the inalienable sovereignty of the people: and by these high-sounding phrases led on the vain, ignorant, and intoxicated populace to wild excess and wilder expectations, which entailing on them the bitterness of disappointment cleared the way for military despotism, for the satanic Government of Horror under the Jacobins, and of Terror under the Corsican.
17] But the dissociation of language from the sacred functions we saw in Le Chevalier du papegau is the work of the Enlightenment, and the example of parrotry that we find in Voltaire's Le Blanc et le noir is an excellent illustration of how the unshackling occurs.