5 words my poetry professor used during today’s lecture.
Support our tropes!
Posted by Jim E-H on 14 February 2008 @ 5pm
I know the meaning of three of them off the top of my head. The other two, well, I’ll have to find a dictionary.
Posted by Sarabeth on 14 February 2008 @ 5pm
Bonus points if you know homeoteleuton. If you can drop homeoteleuton in a poetry class, you’ll achieve a sort of “rock star” status.
Posted by Sam on 14 February 2008 @ 7pm
Command-Control-D to the rescue! Although apparently the online OED doesn’t know what “paritactic” means, either.
Posted by Brian J. Geiger on 14 February 2008 @ 7pm
That’s because it’s paratactic.
Posted by Kaveh on 14 February 2008 @ 7pm
Looks like Mac OS X doesn’t know “paratactic,” either. But thanks for the spelling correction, Kaveh. That’s what I get for tapping out a blog entry on my iPhone while walking back to work. :)
Posted by Waldo Jaquith on 14 February 2008 @ 9pm
That’s what I get for tapping out a blog entry on my iPhone while walking back to work. :)
Oh, Waldo, you’re so cool! ;)
Posted by Dan Kachur on 14 February 2008 @ 11pm
I conjecture that your professor uses aureate palaver to augment the appraised merit of your edification. :-) Brian, try looking up “parataxis.” That might work.
Posted by TLPatten on 15 February 2008 @ 8am
I know and use “explicate”, I know “trope”, I have a vague sense of both “quotidian” and “discursive”, and “paratactic” is a complete mystery.
Posted by Tim McCormack on 16 February 2008 @ 1am