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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.


, ventriloquy
the art of producing vocal sounds that appear to come from another source
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Hunter writes that "a pride of lions on the hunt communicate with each other by deep grunts that have a strangely ventriloquial quality.
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.
But this ventriloquial function extends also to the generation of characters who speak for the silent.
In short, just as Carwin receives a perverse kind of pleasure from his ventriloquial powers, so too does Clara receive pleasure from her tale-telling.
Like the "English Pierrots" Elouise and her recitation become incorporated within a Caribbean celebration subversive of an imperial ventriloquial disembodiment:
Anyone familiar with Nabokov's linguistic mastery, however, cannot fail to detect his ventriloquial genius.
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.
We are all too familiar with the suggestion that "the self" is a mere externally constructed device in the early modern period, that Donne is a quick-change artist who dons a succession of masks and emits ventriloquial impersonations but who himself remains faceless and voiceless.
She is locked in with herself, walled behind words, and she sends her voice out, a sort of ventriloquial act, to keep us all away, diversionary, desperate.
In 1932, she pulled herself up short to write the Autobiography, an enduring and endearing stunt of ventriloquial self-aggrandizement.
Djeannine Street, alternate ground par excellence, inflected each run of heavy bass drum thumps with ventriloquial spectres, Drennette's recourse to the sock cymbal insistent that she and Djeannine, long spoken for, had spooked (her word was "inspirited") wouldly ledge, atomistic ledge.