Cultural dating practices
Additionally, the canon has always been determined in part by philosophical biases and political considerations.
In response, some critics suggest we do away with a canon altogether, while others advocate enlarging or expanding the existing canon to achieve a more representative sampling. (1) It refers generally to the words of a Provençal or Italian song.
In spite of that impossibility, readers know Shakespeare means Hamlet will address Gertrude in a painful, contemptuous way.
In pop music from the 1980s, the performer Meatloaf tells a disappointed lover, "There ain't no hiding the bottom of a crackerjack box." The image of a luxury car hidden as a prize in the bottom of a tiny cardboard candybox emphasizes how unlikely or impossible it is his hopeful lover will find such a fantastic treasure in someone as cheap, common, and unworthy as the speaker in these lyrics.
Cadence is a major component of individual writers' styles.
A cadence group is a coherent group of words spoken as a single rhythmical unit, such as a prepositional phrase, "of parting day" or a noun phrase, "our inalienable rights."CAESURA (plural: caesurae): A pause separating phrases within lines of poetry--an important part of poetic rhythm.
/ I reason with my cigarette." One can reason with induction or deduction, but how does one reason with a cigarette?
Likewise, the Shakespearean canon has only two apocryphal plays () that have gained wide acceptance as authentic Shakespearean works beyond the thirty-six plays contained in the First Folio.
For instance, the first quarto of Shakespeare's Troilus and Cressida has a title page existing in both cancelled and uncancelled states, leaving modern readers in some doubt as to whether the play should be considered a comedy, history, or tragedy., meaning "reed" or "measuring rod"): Canon has three general meanings.
(1) An approved or traditional collection of works.
: The melodic pattern just before the end of a sentence or phrase--for instance an interrogation or an exhortation.
More generally, the natural rhythm of language depending on the position of stressed and unstressed syllables.' siad Legolas, falling into his own tongue.'" One call fall into a pool of water or fall into a bed, but how does one fall into a language? The first is the cliché metaphor comparing anything unusual to "a horse of a different color." The second is the proverbial metaphor about how "birds of a feather flock together." However, by taking the two dead metaphors and combining them, the resulting image of "a horse of a different feather" truly emphasizes how bizarre and unlikely the resulting political alliance was.