Minor considers the entire "narrative domain" of the Lateran's interior as well as the individual "domains" of each tabernacle that form an "achronic" or "sylleptic
narrative, which is spatial rather than chronological" (p.
With its fourth item the list breaks the pattern of an enumeration of places, objects, or people encountered en route by returning to the "conscious of" syntagm in a sylleptic
move toward verbally delineating Dickens's motion.
The pruning treatment (in T3 and T4) consisted of removing approximately one-third of the previous year's growth on all shoots that elongated the previous season, thinning shoots that were too close together and removing in-season branching points (sylleptic
Yet, as the collection's sylleptic
title, opening paragraph and back cover all remind us, "it is precisely because there is nowhere perfect that we continue to seek the perfect nowhere." Invoking Utopia, in other words, is as much about creating new places from which to write and think as it is about indicating any real or imagined place per se.
tropes discussed here work somewhat similarly to the ester bonds forming the bases between the separate spirals of a DNA double helix.
The urn's chiastic assertion of the identity of beauty and truth, truth and beauty, seems to override such reservation and therefore expose itself to questions as to its tenability, though the slight disturbance of the chiasm--the sylleptic
omission of the second "is"--has been read as indicating a non-reciprocity.
And it is perhaps the very porousness of the novel "genre" itself (or "antigenre," as Bakhtin calls it), its ability to absorb and juxtapose heterogeneous elements in various "sylleptic
" combinations, that makes it the privileged form for this interpenetration.
He finds many variants of "sylleptic
forking" and cites this one from Little Dorrit: "Flora [Finching], always tall, had grown to be very broad, too, and short of breath." Stewart comments: "The two initial axes of extremity, vertical and horizontal, yield to an inner dimension of breathless giddiness--and panting babble--whose way of being 'short' is not a matter of spatial measure at all." (144).
Board 18 THE ROLE OF NITROGEN IN SYLLEPTIC
BRANCHING IN HYBRID POPULUS.