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Elision

 

in prosody, the dropping of a vowel when two vowels follow consecutively at the end of one word and the beginning of another. The dropped vowel may be pronounced, but it does not count as a syllable. The rules of elision are detailed in metric and syllabic prosody. Elision does not occur in Russian poetry.

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In support of her thesis, Nic Craith explores a series of symbols and practices that are prominent in Northern Irish conflicts in order to unearth the elisions and fictions that give the illusion of a cultural polarity.
Despite the fact that the elisions provide a bridge to The Garden of Eden, for the Chulu Mountains where Mary will hunt are made much of in the manuscript as a magical place where "no white woman has ever gone" and they link the pursuit of African-ness to David and Catherine's tanning, their absence is not felt.
He sometimes also modifies a line to restore the syllable count (marking elisions, substituting doublets, etc.
In "The Encantadas" the Spenserian epigram s which precede the descriptions of the desolate island places as well as other allusive devices are Melville's forms of transumption in which he attempts to appropriate the words of others with total disregard for their original property: "In his elisions, he consistently ironizes and substitutes his own meaning for that of the material he fails to quote" (123).
3) In this way, Hurston is the ultimate insider: Her divisions and elisions are defended on the basis of their being representative of African American ways of speaking and/or of the African American experience itself.
Despite the subtlety of its the close readings of dramatic texts, Staging Reform, Reforming the Stage contains a variety of elisions and failures to resolve critical problems.
And it lies behind his unhappiness with the spreading use of the present tense among writing students, of which habit he writes, ``In conjunction with the first person, in collusion with the declarative mode, in company with stammery elisions and verbal reticence - each often illnesses in their own right - it has become that major social and artistic malaise called minimalism, itself a misnomer.
Elisions are indicated in unlikely cases, and to avoid piling up unstressed syllables and to make the stubborn verse comply with the Procrustean 'PRINCIPLE: the feet in any given half-line are of equal duration' many unstressed words, including and, he and tha, are not infrequently considered as bearing stress.
The vowel elisions, shortened dialect forms, neologisms, and use of English words as well as the radical transgression of spelling and grammatical rules produce poetic images suggesting an infrastructure of an empirical reality similar to the photographic images of X-rays.
3) By extension, I argue that Johnson's use of genre, history, and identity underscores the fact that these modes of narration are governed by the same forces[middle dot] His novel unearths the ambiguities of these accounts - their repressions, elisions, and slippages - to offer up a modern text replete with its own highly self-conscious ambiguities, which demand our critical reconsideration.
These elisions mirror the continuous present of Akerman's long pans and stationary camera, as if the most radical discontinuity were also the most imperceptible.
Kuehn's treatment of these cases, exploring all sides from a variety of social and legal perspectives, is usefully discomfiting, forcing the reader to confront the elisions, occlusions, and glossingsover that underlie scholars' generalizations and interpretations regarding Florentine (or other) social structures and practices.