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spare

1. a spare tyre
2. Tenpin bowling
a. the act of knocking down all the pins with the two bowls of a single frame
b. the score thus made
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A number of critics have noted this repetitive quality: Eric Griffiths refers to her "perpetual variations on sameness" as well as "moments when her verbal needle seems stuck in a groove," and Isobel Armstrong correctly describes Rossetti's style as "adamantly locked in repetition," relying on "doubling of words, phrases, patterned iteration and duplication" to "create the spareness of her lyrics.
In this way, Phillips uses the sonnet as a form accommodating of both spareness and sprawl, sometimes packed to bursting, at others almost dissolving on the page.
Mia Farrow can express Rosemary's growing confusion and concern better with her downcast face and shifting eyes than Levin can with his elegantly simple language; but the spareness of Levin's prose highlights better than Polanski's sumptuous sets Rosemary's increasing sense of isolation and dread.
This late spareness culminates in Patchen's final book, Hurrah for Anything, the collection of poems illustrated by simple, even crude ink drawings published in 1957.
Three one-acts completed in 1917 include Close the Book, which satirizes self-conscious non-conformity; the allegorical The People, in which a midwestern woman (symbolically named Woman From Idaho) renews a jaded editor's ideals; and the highly original and evocative The Outside, which the editors characterize as "pure poetry," denoting Glaspell's "lyrical dialogue, idiomatic rhythms, spareness, and subject matter" as reminiscent of Irish playwright John Millington Synge (58).
In it, a participant asked why Faulkner is less often mentioned in considerations of American modernism, a discourse that favors poetry and notions of modernist spareness or minimalism.
In earlier installments of Scripture, I have discussed novels that used a range of strategies for approaching this most necessary and impossible of subjectsfrom the epic realism of Vasily Grossman's Life and Fate to the existential spareness of Elie Wiesel's Night to the oblique character study of Giorgio Bassani's The Garden of the Finzi-Continis.
Sometimes he spoke of a "holy theatre," whose spareness and intensity could raise performance to the level of ritual.
At the same time, I am just as much an admirer of the spareness of JM Coetzee or Raymond Carver, and of Ernest Hemingway's multi-layered, textured simple declaratives, which many readers mistakenly tend to think of as 'simple'.
Despite all of this variation, A Parable of Women coheres and creates a unified whole, largely due to the spareness of style that pervades the collection.
With an artistic spareness it recounted the whole sad story of the Macdermot family at Headford Hall; it especially sparkled in vivid scenes of dancing and singing in the wedding sequence.
There is also a Spartan spareness to the narration, as distinguished from what the characters including Socrates are quoted as saying.