ventriloquism

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ventriloquism:

see puppetpuppet,
human or animal figure, generally of a small size and performing on a miniature stage, manipulated by an unseen operator who usually speaks the dialogue. A distinction is made between marionettes, moved by strings or wires from above, and hand puppets, in which the hand
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What does it mean when you dream about ventriloquism?

For the dreamer to throw his or her voice could indicate a part of themselves that they may not be revealing. This dream may also indicate that the dreamer feels beside themselves about a relationship or some other issue.

ventriloquism

, ventriloquy
the art of producing vocal sounds that appear to come from another source
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Experts and historians from all over the ventriloquial world will be in attendance to lecture and hold workshops on Bergen's incredible work.
Perhaps they will recoil in horror at the sight of McCamus sticking his hand in surgical incisions to use other characters as ventriloquial dummies.
4) These views are usually housed in Blake's own strenuous admonitions about "the bounding line" (E550) and "Minute Discrimination" (E643), (5) and despite the fact that his verbal practice is nearly always ventriloquial or parodic and his illustrations often emulate the manners of caricature, his own idealization of his technical practice has traditionally led to a fudging of the difference in Blake between (virtually platonic) mimesis and a mimicry more relevant to eighteenth-century satire than to romantic elevation of imagination.
It was provided by such socialists as Mussolini and Lenin who adopted the principle of the Praetorian Guard: a tightly knit vanguard party, which could use the masses as ventriloquial dummies and seek power on its own terms.
Having thus reassigned tropic conformatio to the category of metaphor and ventriloquial "personification" to the genre of fable and apologue, I shall tidy the remaining material into two general categories: prosopopoeia effected by incarnation on the one hand and by rarefaction on the other.
The award, which honors performers who have made an "outstanding contribution to the ventriloquial art," will be presented to Lucas at the festival at the Imperial Palace Hotel & Casino at 7 p.
The trope that is "born" here resembles what Steven Connor calls the most profound manifestation of a disorderly, ventriloquial utterance, the direct antithesis of "sonorous omnipotence" of "the Word;" the voice that acts as a semi-demonic noise, proceeding from the demon which has taken up residence" in the human body, producing a "voice that issues from the genitals or anus.