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responsions

(rɪˈspɒnʃənz)
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(Education) the first of three examinations which were required for a degree at the University of Oxford prior to 1960
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[T]he only reply that can be wrung from [the trustees] is to the effect that there is to be a qualifying examination of the same standard as that of Responsions, (54) Oxford, in July; that the organizing Secretary of the Trust (Dr.
Even the small quantity of Greek required to pass the Responsions examination at Oxford, which is the only qualifying test applied to candidates for the Scholarship, has proved a stumbling block to great numbers of those who have aspired to become Rhodes Scholars.
(54) "Responsions" were the basic entrance examination for Oxford University, which "consisted of an elementary test in Greek, Latin, and mathematics.
Bonaventure's were exempted from Responsions; see Newfoundland Quarterly 4.2 (1904: 21).
He discusses not hunting down Lykambes; society, iambic rage and self-destruction, rage--repression--rage in iambic responsions; Horace's lying lyre; his iambic to lyric re/cantation; and critical pluralities.
Responsions of this kind not only show how attentively Zukofsky is reading Catullus's Latin.
In light of responsions of this kind it's worth remembering the subtitle of the Zukofskys' translation: Gai Valeri Catulli Veronensis Liber, The Book of Gaius Valerius Catullus of Verona.
Where the repeated pattern is itself a construction rather than a set of appositional terms occupying the same syntactic rank, it is traditionally termed a responsion. In this paper I wish to investigate the nature and types of stanza-internal responsions in the Rigveda.
The most characteristic feature of responsions is that they typically possess a vertical dimension.
Among the cohesive features linking the terms of the above responsions are homoioteleuton (sasantu/bodhantu, indranim/varunanim, utaye/svastaye) and paronomasia (aratayo/ratayah).
In some cases Wakeling has discovered new material, such as a circular previously known only by a reference to it in Collingwood's Life and Letters (331), and in others, such as a letter to the Vice-Chancellor about Responsions (127), he deals with variant texts and revisions which have not been fully identified before.
Their model was the Bachelor of Arts degree, for which the minimum qualifying period of study at Oxford was three years and which was awarded on the basis not of an examination but of the candidate's having taken part in debates (disputations and responsions) and having attended lectures in grammar, logic, rhetoric and natural philosophy, eventually being certified by his college simply as having participated (but without any indication of standard).
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