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literalization

(ˌlɪtərəlaɪˈzeɪʃən) or

literalisation

n
the act of making literal or interpreting literally
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If the latter certainly constitutes his own way of shying away from shame--Alvaro is constantly belittled and bullied by his father--they could also be read as a veritable metaphor for the unsayable visibility of antagonism, of its impossible (verbal) literalization and remind us that his line of flight is certainly antisocial and full of antagonistic negativity (Laclau and Mouffe 122-27).
At the same time, however, Moosbrugger's body has been weathered to such an extent by exposure that his flesh has turned into a creaturely "Kruste" (GWI: 70), the literalization of his reification.
Attending to the metaphors of VICTORY and PEACE and their literalization provides a window to understand not only Xi's justification of military advancement in China, but also the development of the discourse of postwar remembrance and China's political rhetoric in general.
The first is what he considers literalization of memory which risks trapping one in the remembered event, unable to go beyond it.
In the end, the most profound philosophical tool Marshall has employed in his work is his literalization of blackness: His painted protagonists and surrogates are no shade or hue of brown--they are black.
A subplot with married friends Diane (Molly Shannon) and Nick (Tracy Letts) seems injected to add reliable punchlines but feels overwrought, a literalization of the frustrations of marriage that appears to be out of place.
His radical literalization of the siege as a point of reference prevents the reader from understanding it as merely an extravagant psychological metaphor.
In an uncanny literalization of the cleansing of colonial memory, Lombardi-Diop shows how ads for soap, creams, and powders echo racist thinking from Italy's Fascist period in their promises to scrub darkness away.
29) Avishag's military training is a literalization of this precept.
Literalization of metaphors is a recurrent feature of the discourse of and about historical atrocities, when the unthinkable is made real.
Harriet's efforts at detection are, in part, a literalization of a popular playground game in Alexandria, in which Robin's killer "was caught and punished.
In another literalization of the word made flesh, Manon admits, "For a long time, I held my hands on the body of Our Lord who suffered so much for us .