5 words my poetry professor used during today’s lecture. Posted byWaldo Jaquith February 14, 2008February 14, 2008 9 Comments on 5 words my poetry professor used during today’s lecture. explicate discursive paratactic trope quotidian Published by Waldo Jaquith Waldo Jaquith (JAKE-with) is an open government technologist who lives near Charlottesville, VA, USA. more » View more posts
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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.
Bonus points if you know homeoteleuton. If you can drop homeoteleuton in a poetry class, you’ll achieve a sort of “rock star” status.
Command-Control-D to the rescue! Although apparently the online OED doesn’t know what “paritactic” means, either.
That’s because it’s paratactic.
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. :)
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! ;)
I conjecture that your professor uses aureate palaver to augment the appraised merit of your edification. :-) Brian, try looking up “parataxis.” That might work.
I know and use “explicate”, I know “trope”, I have a vague sense of both “quotidian” and “discursive”, and “paratactic” is a complete mystery.
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