prosopopeia


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pro·so·po·pe·ia

also pro·so·po·poe·ia  (prə-sō′pə-pē′ə)
n.
1. A figure of speech in which an absent or imaginary person is represented as speaking.

[Latin prosōpopoeia, from Greek prosōpopoiiā : prosōpon, face, mask, dramatic character (pros-, pros- + ōps, ōp-, eye; see okw- in Indo-European roots) + poiein, to make; see kwei- in Indo-European roots.]

prosopopeia

Another word for personification.
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prosopopeia

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But I had another and more dreadful sorrow to think of, the sorrow of a woman who had lost her last love; so I left the old woman to her prosopopeia, and carried off the precious correspondence, carefully sealed by my friend of the day.
Desde Faria e Sousa ate comentaristas modernos, o que inclui o proprio Meyer, sem esquecer Wolfgang Kayser e Ezra Pound, todos ressaltaram a harmonia imitativa desses versos, alcancada pelo agenciamento de diversos tropos e demais recursos sonoros (aliteracao, assonancia, paronomasia, prosopopeia, rimas finais e internas, reiteracao de vocabulos dissonantes e a sabia distribuicao dos acentos tonicos), alem da alternancia vocalica de o e u, do estilo ou tom grave, solene, misterioso, e do emprego magistral dos enjambements para o efeito geral de movimento e sucessividade da estrofe (4).
21) Certainly, in Robin's postmodern elegies, prosopopeia is the dominant trope; while giving voice to the Father, she also offers a rival, other-gendered narrative.
We can see examples of enallage of person, erotema or rhetorical question, exclamation or ecphonesis, prosopopeia, aposiopesis, and prolepsis.
Isso esta aliado ao uso de uma prosopopeia na narracao, quando a Cidade e comparada a um corpo monstruoso de tigre ou de touro em que se veem o interior e o exterior simultaneamente: a linguagem se refere a Cidade por analogias (tambem a comparacao com o labirinto e importante), isto e, por um processo cauteloso de aproximacao.
Moreover, Aurelia is further objectified by the author's use of prosopopeia when ascribing her agency in rejecting men's sexual advances to her modest blouses.
Note: Wards's description of prosopopeia as "a fiction of a person" appears in page 104.
Stephen Dedalus's imaginative definition of a "pier" as a "disappointed bridge" in the second episode of Ulysses (29) may further blend prosopopeia (the pier is disappointed at stretching toward but not reaching the other shore) with hypallage (it is the people on the pier, the flirts on the Kingstown pier, for instance, who are getting nowhere), with symbolism pertaining to Stephen himself as an unrecognized and still unfulfilled artist.
If tradition designates poetry as the most appropriate form for melancholy, the "wrong genres" chosen by the writer splinter further into other forms: epistolary writing in "Burning," the poeme d'envoi in "Felicie's body," monologue and prosopopeia in The Woman without a Tomb.
66-67), a Integridade, tal como proposta por Dworkin, e uma prosopopeia, que da a sociedade uma caracteristica humana--a propria integridade.
He appears to be especially fascinated with prosopopeia or personificatio.