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dedication

a ceremony in which something, such as a church, is dedicated

Dedication

Ceremony that officially begins the occupation and use of a building; also applies to the donation of land to the public for development of a tract of land, such as a road or other form of easement.

Dedication

Quixote, Don
spends his life redressing the wrongs of the whole world. [Sp. Lit.: Cervantes Don Quixote]
Rieux, Dr.
remains in Algeria to care for plague victims and loses his wife to it. [Fr. Lit.: Albert Camus The Plague]
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The dedicatory epistle is the normative place for asserting the author's poetic proposition, as it functions, rhetorically, as the proemium in oratory.
76; texto arabe en Averroes, The Book of the Decisive Treatise Determining the Connection Between the Law and Wisdom & Epistle Dedicatory, op.
In this tradition, Jewsbury writes her dedicatory poem to Dr.
Yet in the dedication to The New Inn (1631), as Bergeron points out, Jonson collapses the distinction between the epistle dedicatory and the address to the reader: 'I make thee my patron'.
He is also especially sensitive to the taxing question of exactly how modern readers should interpret the often epigrammatic or lushly fulsome modes of high-flown panegyrics so often found in dedicatory epistles.
The earliest version and its second state (with rivers) carried an ornate dedicatory cartouche to King Charles II.
In the dedicatory letter of January 2nd 1608 to Count Teodoro Trivultio the publishers explain that they had asked Parona to translate the Spanish Relacion since he had composed the previous Feste di Milano also in celebration of this Prince's birth.
Sebbar's dedicatory evocation of Sohane's death provocatively frames the seven stories of the collection, which narrate episodes in the lives of oppressed Algerian women on both sides of the Mediterranean from the colonial period to the present.
I, (London, Printed for James Orme, September 1696), "Epistle Dedicatory." Emphasis in original.
Using as its centerpieces the Antiquitez's dedicatory poem to King Henri II, the opening sonnet addressed to the Divine Spirits of ancient Rome, and Sonnet 5's imitation of Petrarch's famous "Chi vuol veder" (RVF 248), the essay articulates the subject position of the DuBellay's lyric speaker through his thematic and rhetorical reformulations of the classic Petrarchan inaccessibility crisis within the realms of cultural anachronism and loss.
Dedicatory statues from religions that predated the Greeks by centuries were part of the collection.
Grayling and Tom Paulin will speak at the unveiling, and a dedicatory poem by Andrew Motion will be read.