Somebody put a drop under a magnifying-glass and it was all semicolons and parentheses
," said Mrs.
The first statement of each man--ever an ancient one in homeward- bound forecastles--was: "No boarding-house sharks in mine." Next, in parentheses
, was regret at having spent so much money in Yokohama.
Let the reader imagine the effect in the midst of a theatrical piece, of the yelping of an usher, flinging in between two rhymes, and often in the middle of a line, parentheses
like the following,--
I wish to add one remark, here--in parentheses
, so to speak --suggested by the word "snowy," which I have just used.
The presence of other participants in this short poem makes this problem of identities even stronger: the reader/listener is present through an address to a "you" (created by the first pair of parentheses
in a way described in category 3), as are magicians and "most people." Cureton maintains that Cummings fuses syntactical constructions for representing fusion as theme ("Iconic Syntax" 199-201).
For fixed p, the substring of parentheses
composed of parentheses
of type (p,) p is balanced if it contains the same number of open and closed parentheses
and such that any prefix of the string contains a majority (or equality) of open parentheses
First place winner of the Writer's Digest Press 2007 Annual International Self-Published Book Awards for poetry, "(Parentheses
): Poems for the 21st Century" is a particularly impressive compilation of the poetry of Israeli documentary filmmaker Ricky Rapoport Friesem.
For example, abbreviations are often spelled out to help the reader understand what we mean, while parentheses
may indicate that some information is relatively less important than that in the rest of the sentence.
Premium revenues and core operating profit figures are in billions of yen, with percentage changes from the previous year in parentheses
. Solvency margin ratios are shown as percentage as of March 31, with year-before ratios in parentheses
are used in mathematics to indicate that certain computations should precede other computations, and also to shorten expressions by virtue of the "distributive law" that says A x (B + C) = (A x B) + (A x C).
and dashes can interrupt the flow of thought and damage the purpose and focus necessary to clear communication.
To spell out the bonus words, unscramble the letters in parentheses