hyponoia


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hyponoia

 [hi″po-noi´ah]
sluggish mental activity.
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hy·po·noi·a

(hī'pō-noy'ă),
Deficient or sluggish mental activity or imagination.
[hypo- + G. noeō, to think]
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hy·po·noi·a

(hī'pō-noy'ă)
Deficient or sluggish mental activity.
[hypo- + G. noeō, to think]
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Thus the thrust of this essay is to interpret Maru as an allegorical tale of rupture in which Bessie Head seriously interrogates the pathological construction of ethnic identity and subjectivity as it affects the San people of Botswana, otherwise known by such ethnic slurs as "Masarwa/Basarwa/Bushmen." The novel's internal logic or hyponoia suggests that the ubiquity of the San people stereotyping is an unfortunate yet significant part of the larger culture's own perverse sense of collective self and nativity dovetailed into what Gilman has described as the primitive "illusionary image of the world divided into two camps, 'us' and 'them'"
A Greek term meaning "other-speaking," allegory uses a variety of literary tropes such as synecdoche, metonymy, prosopopoeia, and personification, but according to Angus Fletcher, its most significant feature is hyponoia or a "hidden underlying meaning of a story or myth [...].