scatology

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scatology

the scientific study of excrement, esp in medicine for diagnostic purposes, and in palaeontology of fossilized excrement
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Meanwhile the scatalogical joke tacitly equates romantic love, poetry, and impacted excrement.
Swift, a literary satirist like Rabelais, demolishes the illusion of the grace and delicacy of women with his scatalogical poems.
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Cox, The Devil and the Sacred in English Drama, 1350-1642 (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2000), throughout, but especially on 23, where Cox employs a curiously selective criterion for establishing the "seriousness" of theatrical devils, so that he offers as the one supposed exception proving his rule, the following: "Only N-Town includes the merest suggestion of scatalogical humor in the first play: when Lucifer encounters hell, he exclaims, 'For fere of Fyre a fart I cracke
Epeli Hau'ofa, born in Papua New-Guinea to Tongan missionary parents, is the subject of the third chapter, and Keown argues that his Kisses in the Nederends uses scatalogical humour, not in the carnivalesque tradition of temporary sanctioned reversals of hierarchical oppositions, but as consistent with the Tongan storytelling practice of comic allegory, to express his concern to critique and dissolve all binaries and boundaries defining high and low, included and excluded.
His quicksilver shifts of register--from the lyrical to the scrupulously historical to the scatalogical (he is also the poet of shit) to the ontological/hysterical to the goofball to the vatic and prophetic--are the work of a virtuoso.
The fourth chapter, "Textualizing the Other's Body," uses Bakhtin and others to explicate Quevedo's scatalogical Buscon as well as the equation of female picaras with prostitutes.
A corollary to this "excremental" fictional metaphor is developed by Michael Lieb, who argues Milton was "polemically bound to debase" Satan, thus he inserts scatalogical metaphors (e.
13) In this analogue old Saturn is displaced by his castrating son Jupiter at the end, just as the aged, distinguished Knight is displaced by a drunken, lewd, obstreperous Miller, who relays his own scatalogical tale (as I have noted elsewhere).
In the first two samples of The Scourge the mixture of the divine and the scatalogical blending of the descent of grace in "synderisis" with a reference to the anus as the "paunch of Esquiline" illustrates Marston's repeated violations of stylistic decorum.
Once inside the Musee Feller, McTaggart continues his narration about Feller and the Ecole de Grande-Ligne, including scatalogical jokes about Feller's chamber-pot, preserved for all posterity in the corner.
The scatalogical storyline sees Roman general Detritus (Roberto Benigni) plot to steal the Gauls' potion and overthrow Caesar.