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archaism

an archaic word, expression, style, etc.
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Most important, he adds that these traces of archaism cannot be explained by "the persistence of traditional values into the Soviet era" but by the fact that "in Communist neo-traditionalism, the state substitutes itself for tradition, takes over some of the roles played by tradition in pre-modern societies.
In this wide ranging and ambitious study, Lucy Munro goes well beyond Spenser in constructing a larger history of and multiple contexts for archaism in early modern English writing.
Central to Munro's argument is the notion that archaism is "unsettling"; because it embodies various contradictions, it works to disrupt linear temporality, generic convention, and aesthetic norms.
What do you mean by archaism in terms of technology?
Love it or hate it, for example, scholars have long recognized that Spenser "whylome did Maske" his muse in deliberate archaism, but our assessment of the Catholic martyr Robert Southwell shifts mightily when we consider these lines, from the 1590s, as similarly calculated: "Graze not on worldly withered weede / It fitteth not thy taste / The flowres of everlasting spring / Do growe for thy repaste.
At least I've retained that"); an Ashberian ease with both archaism and contemporary slang; and thoughtful elaborations of Stevens's sensual metaphysics:
In this piece her scholarly approach is fully on display--deeply concerned with textual evidence, basing grammatical analyses not on forms detached from their context but on the grammar that emerges from text, sensitive to meter and to other indirect clues to linguistic structure such as register, and to the linguistic reality often partly concealed by orthography, alive to the interplay of archaism and innovation in the language and to the linguistic processes that reconfigure older features of language in new structures, and eager to situate whatever language she's focused on in the larger web of Indo-Aryan languages, not only more or less contemporary Middle Indic forms but also earlier Vedic and later Apabhramsa and even New Indo-Aryan.
The full name is what he likes, its fine whiff of archaism, bouquet of saints and England, popes and Greece; the two "g" sounds granting clangorous passage toward the open and humming "ory" with its quick high finish like young wine or the inflatable slide you ride to escape from the burning plane.
It is only when Sancho launches into an elaborate parody of Quixotic bombast, kicking the usual archaism up a notch, that his master strikes him with his lance and asks for a real test: "Haced vos que estos seis mazos se vuelvan en seis jayanes, y echadmelos a las barbas uno a uno, o todos juntos, y cuando yo no diere con todos patas arriba, haced de mi la burla que quisieredes" (1.
This coupling of archaism with a highly contemporary subject suggests a meaningful political claim: the American invasion of Iraq is not a "modern war," if by modern we mean large-scale rationalized killing carried out for coldly calculated political ends, either under the auspices of liberal democracy or by a state that has been hijacked by an ideological project.
My 1965 edition of Fowler's Dictionary of Modern English Usage has an entry for governance: "governance has now the dignity of archaism, its work being done, except in rhetorical and solemn contexts, by government and control.