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.(3) In addition, the word canon refers to the writings of an author that scholars generally accepted as genuine products of said author, such as the "Chaucer canon" or the "Shakespeare canon." Chaucer's canon includes The Canterbury Tales, for instance, but it does not include the apocryphal work, "The Plowman's Tale," which has been mistakenly attributed to him in the past.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.After Ovid was banished to Tomis by the Emperor in the year 8 AD, he wrote that his crime was "CARPE DIEM: Literally, the phrase is Latin for "seize the day," from carpere (to pluck, harvest, or grab) and the accusative form of die (day).The term refers to a common moral or theme in classical literature that the reader should make the most out of life and should enjoy it before it ends.
Yeah, the sleight of my hand is now a quick-pull trigger.This sort of evocative, almost nonsensical language is the heart of good catachresis.Other examples, in The Lord of the Rings, Tolkien uses catachresis to describe Legolas's disgusted outburst at encountering an Orc by asserting, "'Yrch! He is said to have exclaimed, "Now that is a horse of a different feather." This abusio is the result of two metaphors.Sometimes the catachresis results from stacking one impossibility on top of another.For a more recent example, consider the disturbingly cheerful pop song by Foster the People, "Pumped Up Kicks," which deals with a school shooting.CANTO: A sub-division of an epic or narrative poem comparable to a chapter in a novel. (2) More specifically, an Italian or Provençal song relating to love or the praise of beauty is a canzone.Examples include the divisions in Dante's Divine Comedy, Lord Byron's Childe Harold, or Spenser's Faerie Queene. (3) Poems in English that bear some similarity to Provençal lyrics are called CAPTIVITY NARRATIVE: A narrative, usually autobiographical in origin, concerning colonials or settlers who are captured by Amerindian or aboriginal tribes and live among them for some time before gaining freedom.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.' 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.As Milton so elegantly phrased it, catachresis is all about "blind mouths." A special subtype of catachresis is abusio, a mixed metaphor that results when two metaphors collide. Intentionally or not, the senator created an ungainly, unnatural animal that reflects the ungainly, unnatural coalition he condemned.