Category: Aesthetics

Trope

An unexpected application of words. ┬áThe use of Tropes can enliven ordinary speech.   Tropes of Similarity or Comparison: Simile Metaphor Allegory Onomatopoeia Personification Antonomasia Transferred Epithet Tropes based on…

An unexpected application of words.  The use of Tropes can enliven ordinary speech.

 

Tropes of Similarity or Comparison:

Tropes based on Subject and Adjunct and Cause and Effect – reversing their relation

Trope based on Division

Trope based on Contraries

  • Irony
  • Litotes

Tropes based on confused meanings of words

  • Puns (Paronomasia)

Tropes based on address or subject of address

  • Apostrophe
  • Erotema
  • Prosopopeia

Tropes based on magnitude

  • Hyperbole
  • Meiosis

Tropes based on impossibility

  • Catachresis
  • Synaesthesia
  • Aporia
  • Aposiopesis
  • Oxymoron

 

 

 

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Western Civilization

What is Europe? What is Western Civilization? Some matter for thought here.

Find Episode 1 of Kenneth Clark’s ‘Civilization’ here.

Whether we understand the genesis of Western Civilization as begun with the Greeks or the Church, we have an idea of what it is and is not.  Enemies of Western Civilization still exist as they have throughout the history of our culture.  Oddly, many of them were raised in the privilege of the western experience, proving the axiom that “civilizations are conquered from within long before they succumb to the enemies from without”.

The Triumph of the West

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