In all the epigraphs
of Dariush the Achaemenid begins with the phrase "King Dariush proclaims" and this is repeated throughout his decrees, emphasizing the grandeur and greatness of the power of this monarch.
The crucial part of the epigraph
is the second half.
I believe the rejected epigraphs
can be read in a similar (though not identical) light.
Other Voices, Other Looms: Richard Wright's Use of Epigraphs
in Two Novels.
Writers use epigraphs
for their fiction, nonfiction, occasionally even poetry, in order simultaneously to situate their own work within particular traditions and to reinscribe "holy" writ.
Yet these last lines of the poem aren't quite its end, because that "love" circles us back to the poem's epigraph
, which is a line from Brother Louis himself: "Your true and only Son is love.
Thus, Genette frequently makes ironic, wittily self-reflexive comments about his own endeavor, noting for example that epigraphs
in his system have four functions "[n]o doubt because I didn't look for more" (156), or that the table of contents in Les Miserables (a paratextual monument in itself with its five parts, 48 books, and 365 chapters) includes 418 rifles "unless I've miscounted" (308).
In the festive language of Roman dedicatory epigraphs
, it celebrates the decree by which the senate in 1435 ordered the construction of its new governmental headquarters.
The phrase"honest graft," comes from George Washington Plunkitt, a turn-of-the-century Tammany Hall figure whose saity, cynical realpolitik epigraphs
begin every chapter.
The Dictionary has been published in five forms: a compact edition, a quick reference, electronic applications, a chapbook of the epigraphs
, and this desk edition.
to all four sections of the book emphasize the U.
Don't skip over the epigraphs
, culled from sources including the book of Job, Emily Dickinson and Groucho Marx.