Warming with the theme, and inflating themselves with their own eulogies, these magnanimous heroes of the trencher would start up, advance a short distance beyond the light of the fire, and apostrophize
most vehemently their Blackfeet enemies, as though they had been within hearing.
In another 1860 poem that would later become "Poets to Come," he apostrophizes
all of us in the future as he pauses to give us a quick glance, a few "indicative words," before wheeling back into the darkness and averting his face: that averting is the very nature, the root meaning, of apostrophe, a turning away in order to confront something that is not there (LG1881 18).
Gaya emphasizes this causal relationship that he apostrophizes
as the basis for Llull's so-called 'exemplarism' when he speaks about the Llullian doctrine of correlatives.
And beyond this structural similitude, Anya apostrophizes
her diary in rhapsodic terms in order to demonstrate just how connected she, as a Ukrainian, is to her Aboriginal friend:
her as his "flower" in a note to Aurora following his first rejected proposal to her and dismissal of her poetic vocation.
6 Clifford apostrophizes
Henry VI, Phoebus, York, Richard
Early in To the Wonder, Marina (Olga Kurylenko), a Frenchwoman transposed from Paris to Oklahoman exurbia, beckons her (unnamed) boyfriend, a bemused Ben Affleck, by ceaselessly whirling and gamboling ahead of him through city streets and fields of grass, and apostrophizes
a lonely cumulus: "What is this love that loves us?
Santos' "Si Andres Bonifacio at ang Himagsikan," apostrophizes
a bolo-wielding Supremo.
If La Disparition can be read in this e-omitting light as a vast apostrophe, then John's Wife with its occulted heroine can be read as part lipogram, too, and, what is more, to play in its progression on all the various meanings of apostrophe: 1) a John's wife who is possessed (in the genitive sense of apostrophe), 2) a John's wife who disappears, like an e, from her own town and text, 3) a John's wife experienced as an absence, perceptible only by her traces, 4) a John's wife who is apostrophized by characters in her absence, and, 5) a John's wife who in one crucial scene, as we will see, apostrophizes
Prospero makes this clear in The Tempest when he apostrophizes
In the passages in which Nature apostrophizes
her egoism, cruelty, and self-preservation, Luiz Costa Lima sees an attack against the anthropomorphism of science in the post-Darwin era (66).
Just as the elm apostrophizes
its human interlocutor, it also engages in reverse personification when it "naturalizes" the human, who has died: "All night 1 shall gallop thus, impetuously, / Till your head is a stone, your pillow a little turf, / Echoing, echoing" (Plath 2004, 27).