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syllepsis

In medicine, an antiquated term of historic interest for pregnancy.
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He also returns to Riffaterre's concept of syllepsis to explain the contraries and failures of art severed from reality, and to connect O'Brien's aesthetics to the metafictional sensibility of postmodernism.
Syllepsis we know as a familiar trope that consists of the simultaneous presence of two mutually exclusive meanings for one word.
On syllepsis, rhetorical magnification (or diminution), see Carolus Halm, Rhetores Latini Minores (Leipzig: B.
Which is why when Bob Hicok, employs, for example, a form of zeugma called syllepsis (let's see if I can define this: when a word in a sentence breaks the syntactical and semantic rules of order in relation to other words in or sections of the sentence, so the delivery of meaning is disrupted; yikes.
These decisions are especially pertinent when a syllepsis, or "a word interpretable in two senses," is involved because it compels the translator to choose and, in so doing, develop an interpretive perspective vis-a-vis the translation (38).
Chapter four, "Angles: The Heroic Frenzies," explores the usage of various tropes (oxymoron, syneciosis, syllepsis, and epadanos, to name a few) in Bruno's De gli eroici furori.
The precise, compact glossary of terms alone will answer many a teacher's prayer for just such an aide-memoire, since it includes definitions of many items beyond basic notions like rhyme schemes and meter; namely, tropes and figures, such as catachresis, syllepsis and synecdoche.
The most stunning example of narratological syllepsis unfolds over five pages--I would call it "discursus interruptus" in the spirit of this novel.
My essay 'Deconstruction and Zionism: Jacques Derrida's Specters of Marx', focuses upon related concerns, especially the syllepsis, or figural-literal doubling, of the terms messianicity and Abrahamic messianism in Specters of Marx.
I propose now to read this fragment along the lines suggested by Riffaterre as a subtext -- the hermeneutic model and extended metaphor of At Swim-Two-Birds and Trellis's pun acting within it as syllepsis, an intertextual link, con necting O'Brien's novel to an analogous passage in Finnegans wake.
Bradstreet's depiction of a "goodly river's side" refers, by way of syllepsis, to Christ's pierced side, from which issued the water of life, while Spenser telescopes Christ, cross, and tree to achieve a cognate allusive force.
His Essais de stylistique structurale (1971), challenging Jakobsonian poetics and Spitzerian stylistics, as well as literary history and New Criticism, cleared the way for reader-oriented theories, which his Semiotics of Poetry (1978) and Text Production (1983) soon firmly established, including many concepts which have since become familiar to all students of literature (hypogram, descriptive system, syllepsis, to name but a few).