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

also prosopopoeia
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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.
Em outras palavras, o que o teorico belga, a partir do estudo dos Epitafios de Wordsworth, sugere que funcione como base da autobiografia nao e o real, mas uma figura de linguagem, a prosopopeia: cria-se uma mascara que da voz aquele que ja nao tem voz: o morto, o autor.
Although Im Westen nichts Neues is less fictional autobiography than a curious melange of memoir, diary, and dramatic monologue, its motivating power can best be understood through the lens of Paul de Man's understanding of prosopopeia as the trope of autobiography, as a kind of discourse of self-restoration.
As Barbara Johnson has written of poetic apostrophe, practical address likewise "manipulates the I/thou structure of direct address in an indirect, fictionalized way." (6) In Renaissance rhetorical theory, accounts of apostrophe often tie the turn of address (the source of its name) to the power to feign or figure a person, pairing it with the figure of prosopopeia. (7) Much recent work on early modern science and literature has shown how both enterprises were in the business of not just naming or discovering, but producing knowledge; in its focus on form, the present argument locates the productivity of both domains in the foundational orientation of practical advice to its audience.
Teon e o unico a nao usar o termo etopeia, e sim prosopopeia, definindo-a como "[...] a introducao de uma personagem que pronuncia discursos indiscutivelmente apropriados a propria pessoa e as circunstancias em que se encontra" (1991, p.
Everything is wrong--and, as Paul de Man (1978) has it, "already turning into prosopopeia" (p.
No quarto ensaio, O canto de Proteu: a corte na colonia em Prosopopeia de Bento Teixeira, Luz comeca recuperando o posicionamento da critica literaria em relacao ao poema atribuido a Teixeira para, so entao, ponderar sobre alguns anacronismos, nao para repudiar a critica literaria dos seculos XIX-XX, mas para dialogar com ela valendo-se de ferramentas de que ela nao dispunha.
Os Rios Turvos (1992) conta a historia de Bento Teixeira poeta judeu cristao novo e que viveu em Pernambuco no seculo XVI e escreveu longo e complicado poema de gosto duvidoso, A Prosopopeia, mas principalmente conta a historia de Filipa Raposa, sua mulher, que denunciou ao Santo Oficio, como herege, naqueles negros anos da Inquisicao.
One of the primary rhetorical figures of what Karen Smythe terms "elegy-fiction" is prosopopeia, a form of metonymy that allows the writer to bring loved ones back to life by giving them a voice.
We can see examples of enallage of person, erotema or rhetorical question, exclamation or ecphonesis, prosopopeia, aposiopesis, and prolepsis.