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[Gr.,=something read backward], rearrangement of the letters of a word or words to make another word or other words. A famous Latin anagram was an answer made out of a question asked by Pilate. The question was Quid est veritas? [What is truth?], and the answer Est vir qui adest [it is the man who is here]. An anagram that reads the same backward as forward is a palindrome, e.g., "Able was I ere I saw Elba."
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"A Mown Lawn" advocates for a resistance to conformity, a refusal to play by the rules of the game, not only in its semantic content, but also in its form: the anagrammatic play foregrounds the arbitrary connections between word and meaning, signifier and signified.
Not being able to suggest an articulated answer yet, we only limit ourselves to observe that in non-live environments, the "anagrammatic" and "multiple" displacements of the choreographic body segments, as a body already technically trained to move in a fragmented way, can be further manipulated by deconstructing and/or reassembling body parts in ways that might want to emphasize, for example, incongruous body re-compositions, which produce not only artificially created body versions but even unnatural bodies by mismatching and re-combining body parts not necessarily in a realistic way [47].
Lines 2 to 6: stutters, repetitions and anagrammatic transformations of the most common letters of line 1, to the point of nonsense; then the last two lines are anagrams of rare letters inline 1 (those left over), giving two or four or five words (extant words).
The only downside was his smart-arsed anagrammatic titling of movements in his fetching Living Toys, already a BCMG showcase both live and on CD - and perhaps the Wagner references as the end approached might have been mentioned in the programme-notes.
In "Mystique," palindromic and anagrammatic letter patterns correspond to other structures and imagery in the poem, suggesting that their presence is not merely accidental.
Fernand Hallyn brings important nuances to Tabourot's and Du Verdier's famous statement that Dorat was the first to introduce the anagram in Renaissance France, arguing that his innovation was more precisely a transformation of the anagrammatic form into a full-fledged hermeneutic tool and poetic genre.
Its anagrammatic flirtation with its rhyming word "Flicker-lit" suggests the generation's journey, pre-historic or even beyond time, retains history--"blasted weeping rockwalls"--as its reflecting tain.
In this regard it is not a matter of indifference that Rousseau sometimes adopted and was addressed by numerous other proper names: the anagrammatic Vaussore (Confessions, Bk.
30 Which great writer used the anagrammatic pen-name AlcofribasNasier?
Perhaps the most obvious connection between the works, of course, is the homophonic and/or anagrammatic relationship in the names Arcite and Emily in Chaucer's tale and Arsat and Diamelen in Conrad's short story.
In concert with its pronounced sound of Lamb's initial "L" and its anagrammatic significance, "a lie," the name also is the Italian form of Elijah.