Rhetoric and Culture from Quintilian to the Twin Towers
Author: Sarah Spence
Publisher: A&C Black
Although rhetoric is a term often associated with lies, this book takes a polemical look at rhetoric as a purveyor of truth. Its purpose is to focus on one aspect of rhetoric, figurative speech, and to demonstrate how the treatment of figures of speech provides a common denominator among western cultures from Cicero to the present. The central idea is that, in the western tradition, figurative speech - using language to do more than name - provides the fundamental way for language to articulate concerns central to each cultural moment. In this study, Sarah Spence identifies the embedded tropes for four periods in Western culture: Roman antiquity, the High Middle Ages, the Age of Montaigne, and our present, post-9/11 moment. In so doing, she reasserts the fundamental importance of rhetoric, the art of speaking well.
Covers 40 Basic Literary Terms Using Examples from Classic Literature
Author: Delana Heidrich
Publisher: Learning Works
"This book is organized into ""Figurative Language,"" ""Poetic Language,"" and ""Literary Techniques."" The book draws on classic literature to illustrate and instruct in the use and understanding of basic literary terms."
In this updated edition of his brief, engaging book, Robert J. Fogelin examines figures of speech that concern meaning--irony, hyperbole, understatement, similes, metaphors, and others--to show how they work and to explain their attraction. Building on the ideas of Grice and Tversky, Fogelin contends that figurative language derives its power from its insistence that the reader participate in the text, looking beyond the literal meaning of the figurative language to the meanings that are implied. With examples ranging from Shakespeare, John Donne, and Jane Austen to e.e. cummings, Bessie Smith, and Monty Python, Fogelin demonstrates that the intellectual and aesthetic force of figurative language is derived from the opportunity it provides for unlimited elaboration. Fogelin presents a modern restatement of the view, first put forward by Aristotle, that metaphors are to be treated as elliptical similes. He then offers a detailed defense of this "comparativist" view of metaphors in response to criticisms that have been brought against it by a series of eminent philosophers. This new edition is updated to reflect more recent work on the topic and will interest philosophers, linguists, and literary theorists.
Figuratively Speaking. Contemporary Naive Art from Finland, is an introduction to new wave of popular art in Finland. The reader will meet ten artists, who have renewed, revived and reformed the concept of Naive art. Naivism is the lingua franca for all sorts of people. It does not require a guide or an interpreter to be understood. The artist always hides some jewels in the artwork. A painting or a sculpture is a mirror and a door. It reflects the time and more importantly, the viewer's world. The artist may have a message or he may have been on a philosophical quest, but the artwork - when it is finished and hangs on a gallery wall - lives an independent life. Whatever the intentions of the artist were, the artworks comes to life only when someone looks at it. Figuratively Speaking. Contemporary Naive Art from Finland esittelee kymmenen naivistitaiteilijaa ja suositun taidesuuntauksen uusia tuulia Suomessa. Naivismi on muutakin kuin humoristinen kuvaus maalaisidyllistä. Kirjan taiteilijat ovat laajentaneet perinteisen naivismin ideaa niin pop-taiteen, surrealismin kuin sci-finkin suuntaan. Suomalainen naivismi on kansainvälisesti kiinnostavaa, korkeatasoista taidetta, jota myös keräilijät ja taideinstituutio arvostavat.
A figure of speech is an expression in which the words are used, but not in their literal sense, to create a more forceful or dramatic meaning. They are often in the form of metaphors, similes and hyperbole "A fountain of knowledge," is a good example. "Stretching the truth," is another. With Figuratively Speaking, we finally have a thesaurus to discover these phrases' origins and the sources of their meanings. Categories include: Attitudes; Body Types; Competition; Creature Comforts; Letting Loose; Ethics; Influence; Life, Health, & Death; Money; Personal Space; Personality Types; Speech; Thinking Power; Time; Trouble, Turmoil, & Commotion; and The World of Work. Whether reading it for fun, researching phrases you use, or studying the symbolic foundations of our language, Figuratively Speaking is the resource you'll reach for time and again.
Magdalena Abakanowicz, Betty Goodwin, Bryan Hunt ... [16 April 1989 - 11 June 1989, Neuberger Museum State University of New York at Purchase, Purchase, New York, 11 November 1989 - 7 January 1990, The Toledo Museum of Art, Toledo, Ohio 21 January 1990 - 25 February 1990, The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Kansas City, Missouri].
The Tuesday Night Drawing Group of Santa Fe, New Mexico, celebrating its 50th anniversary, presents the exhibition catalog of their Sixth Annual Exhibit of Figure Drawings. Founded in 1969 by Eli Levin, the group is the longest-running drawing group in Santa Fe.
North Dakota State University. Cooperative Extension Service
The Big Setbacks and Little Victories of Office Life
Author: Derrick Lin
Publisher: Rizzoli Publications
Category: Miniature objects
Figuratively Speaking is a humorous rendering of the big setbacks and 'little' victories of everyday office life using miniature figures, based on the author's popular Instagram. Like Sloane Tanen's Bitter with Baggage, Derrick Lin's bittersweet office world in miniature will appeal to anyone who has ever held down an office job - from those just sitting down at their first desk to the cubicle veterans among us. The perfect gift for college grads, your best office friend, or your retiring colleague.