6) The comparison between the two proems shows how differently the two treatises were planned: while the first one considers fourteen tropes (among them metonymy, which appears on the list between metalepsis and synecdoche), the second itemizes up to twenty-seven figures (and places metonymy, perhaps less correctly, between onomatopoeia and periphrasis
, although they do not have much to do with it).
In addition, Cary adopted various compensations such as alliteration, with stylistic and ideological functions, and neoclassical periphrasis
, especially to expurgate the grotesque from the source text and bring it in line with the British notion of the sublime and with Cary's conception of the Commedia as a religious epic.
Beyond the explicit use of the adjectives "hidden" and "concealed," Colonna's writing similarly initially conceals meaning within rhetorical ornament, specifically metaphor, simile (imago), comparison (similitudo), and periphrasis
I recollect reading recently what a historian of present-day slavery (which continues to exist in many parts of the world) said about the phrase "peculiar institution," once a periphrasis
for black servitude in the American South: "Peculiar institution?
His speakers continually long for a time that cherished "the pleasures of the text, periphrasis
and paradox, / some languorous prose at odds with phone and fax," but these laments occur within the bounds of twenty-one poems - a number that refers to the approaching century.
Here, the entire poem is periphrasic, a periphrasis
relating not only to the image of America, but also to the notion of home, a space that does not now exist except in the poet's mind, for the the aroma that "whiffs up the stairs," the fireplace, the fires, all recall a kind of poetics of the home "beyond the sea" to the recollection of "the games of the child I once was.
Many southern varieties have another variant, hol or ol, while in the midlands 'fetch' is normally expressed using some other verb, such as moyn, or using a periphrasis
sex as food and gardens), antiphrasis, litotes, foreign words as substitutes for more common ones, metonymy, periphrasis
, syneedoche, ellipsis, wish formulae, and folk etymologies.
14) (Then, seeing that Apollo is now gilding the roses that Aurora has painted) we surely want to say that the poet is employing a Virgilian periphrasis
to say "Ismeno noticed the dawn," rather than that he is cluttering his poem by bringing the classical sun god across the stage in a cameo appearance.
The clause is not necessarily attached to the voice of the narrator, especially in a context where the logic of traditional periphrasis
is in question.
It refers to the Old English periphrasis
involving beon/wesan + present participle in -ende.
Secondary predications as expansions of complements are to be distinguished from the expansion of the predicate itself, which is traditionally termed verbal periphrasis
, that is, the multiverbation of the predicate.