biloquism


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biloquism

the ability to speak in two distinct voices. — biloquist, n.
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For instance, he uses biloquism in Wieland as he "aims at the illustration of some important branches of the moral constitution of man,"(5) and in the magnum opus Arthur Mervyn he focuses on the literal and figurative evils of yellow fever which have been "fertile of instruction to the moral observer, to whom they have furnished new displays of the influence of human passions and motives."(6) The foreword to Edgar Huntly reveals a similar ambition to probe new realms through imaginative prose: