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Paraprosdokian. Etymology[edit] "Paraprosdokian" comes from Greek "παρά", meaning "against" and "προσδοκία", meaning "expectation".


The term "prosdokia" ("expectation") occurs with the preposition "para" in Greek rhetorical writers of the 1st century BCE and the 1st and 2nd centuries CE, with the meaning "contrary to expectation" or "unexpectedly. "[2][3][4][5] These four sources are cited under "prosdokia" in Liddell-Scott-Jones, Greek Lexicon.[6] Canadian linguist and etymology author William Gordon Casselman argues that, while the word is now in wide circulation, "paraprosdokian" (or "paraprosdokia") is not a term of classical (or medieval) Greek or Latin rhetoric, but a late 20th-century neologism, citing the fact that the word does not yet appear in the Oxford English Dictionary as evidence of its late coinage.[7][8] However, the word appeared in print as early as 1891 in a humorous article in Punch magazine.[9] Examples[edit]

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Here's why it's as important as your screenplay. Flickr/Matt-Richards Noam Kroll is an award winning Los Angeles based filmmaker, and founder of the boutique production company Creative Rebellion. Rhode Island Supreme Court Decisions. 654 A.2d 1212 (1995) Carole J.

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The art of empathy: According to new study, literature makes you care about others. Reading is good for you, we have long been told, and a new study by researchers at Ohio State describes one of the many benefits of reading: It makes you identify with people who are not like yourself and, consequently, care for them.

The art of empathy: According to new study, literature makes you care about others

(Image via Lenny Likes Libraries) The escaped slave Sethe in Toni Morrison's "Beloved"; the ghettoized immigrants in Henry Roth's "Call it Sleep" -- when you read about them, you become these imaginary individuals in a process the OSU researchers call "experience-taking. " The OSU findings, which appear in the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology indicate that readers of fiction "found themselves feeling the emotions, thoughts, beliefs and internal responses of one of the characters as if they were their own.

" Literary anti-intellectualism on reddit : books. Over the last few days a link to the New York Times blog featuring a study regarding literary fiction's ability to teach empathy has been circulating several subreddits, and with it I've noticed a very interesting phenomenon.

Literary anti-intellectualism on reddit : books

I've seen it here, on Science, on Writing, and perhaps some other places I don't remember, and the popular response has been largely the same in each place. What book left you feeling amazing and on top of the world? : books. My personal favorite book is "Prince of Foxes" by Samuel Shellabarger.

What book left you feeling amazing and on top of the world? : books

It hasn't been popular since the 1950s and it's hard to find copies, but the story is the best pick-me-up ever (and my dad used to read it out loud to me). It's basically a story of a bad man becoming a good man, and it's just a damn good and well-written adventure novel in general. Pixar's 22 Rules of Storytelling. #1: You admire a character for trying more than for their successes. #2: You gotta keep in mind what’s interesting to you as an audience, not what’s fun to do as a writer.

Pixar's 22 Rules of Storytelling

They can be v. different. You think English is easy? : funny. You think English is easy?

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Ernest Hemingway once said “All American literature comes from one book by Mark Twain called Huckleberry Finn. There was nothing before. There has been nothing as good since.” While many have challenged Ernest’s view, there’s no denying that over a career spanning more than three decades, Papa became a master of his craft. In his lifetime, he published seven novels, six short story collections, and two non-fiction works. His last major work of fiction, The Old Man and the Sea won him the 1953 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction and was cited by the Nobel Committee as contributing to the awarding of him the Nobel Prize in Literature a year later.

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The indexed web contains an incredible 14 billion pages. The Thirty-Six Dramatic Situations. Anatole France. Anatole France (pronounced: [anatɔl fʁɑ̃s]; born François-Anatole Thibault,[1] [frɑ̃swa anatɔl tibo]; 16 April 1844 – 12 October 1924) was a French poet, journalist, and novelist. He was born in Paris, and died in Saint-Cyr-sur-Loire. Joseph Campbell. Philip Roth. Philip Milton Roth (born March 19, 1933)[1] is an American novelist. How to get from an idea to a book. Conrad Black. National PostDigital Access | Sign in | Register today Author. New Page 2. Icing the Cake Writing Stories in Rhythm and Rhyme. The Art of Being Still. Draft is a series about the art and craft of writing. Many of the aspiring writers I know talk about writing more than they actually write. Metonymy. Margaret Atwood's 10 Rules of Writing. What Will Survive of Us Is Love: 9 Rules of Writing from Helen Dunmore. William Blake - Selection of Poetry from Allspirit.

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