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.
labyrinthine sentence that I will quote here in full, apostrophizes
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).
The speaker then apostrophizes
Love in the language of Psalm 24:7 (which reads "Lift up your heads, O ye gates; and be ye lift up, ye everlasting doors; and the King of glory shall come in."): "O Love that cometh, Love that may depart,/The gates of life are set so wide by thee,/The lord of Love can enter where thou art" (11.12-14).
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:
(1.3.49); in 2.6 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?
The very first line apostrophizes
the physician, paradoxicallycalling him "God's true soldier" and asking him tojoin other "fall'n children of renown." PerhapsShore here refers to saints, or to other healers who have likewisesacrificed for their patients.
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