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amplification

Overview page. Subjects: Psychology — Literature.

Enlargement: expressing an idea more expansively, or increasing the amplitude of a sound. In analytical psychology, interpretation (2) of a dream-image through directed association and...

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anacoluthon

Overview page. Subjects: Psychology — Literature.

(Greek, ‘wanting sequence’),

a sentence in which a fresh construction is adopted before the former is complete.

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aphanisis

Overview page. Subjects: Psychology — Literary Theory and Cultural Studies.

A term used in psychoanalysis to denote the disappearance of sexual desire. It was coined in 1927 by the Welsh psychoanalyst Ernest Jones (1879–1958) in his Papers on Psycho-Analysis (5th...

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aphorism

Overview page. Subjects: Literature — Psychology.

A succinct, pithy adage or maxim expressing a universal truth, such as Procrastination is the thief of time or, more pointedly, Punctuality is the thief of time. [From Greek aphorizein to...

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apostrophe

Overview page. Subjects: Literature — Psychology.

(from Greek, ‘to turn away’),

a figure of speech in which the writer rhetorically addresses a dead or absent person or abstraction.

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asyndeton

Overview page. Subjects: Literature — Psychology.

A form of sentence construction in which a conjunction is omitted for economy of expression or rhetorical effect. A double asyndeton occurs in the usual English translation of Julius...

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Casal, Lourdes

Yolanda Martínez-San Miguel.

in American National Biography Online

P ublished online February 2018 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Literary Studies (Poetry and Poets); Politics; Psychology; Literature; Literary Theory and Cultural Studies. 1865 words.

Casal, Lourdes (5 Apr. 1938–1 Feb. 1981), poet, literary critic, social psychologist, and political activist, was born Lourdes Emilia Irene de la Caridad Casal y Valdés in Havana,...

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catachresis

Overview page. Subjects: Literature — Psychology.

Any misuse or wrong application of a word, often by assuming its meaning to be that of a word with a similar sound, as in the utterance I suffer from prostrate trouble, seeming to imply...

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eye rhyme

Overview page. Subjects: Literature — Psychology.

Words that have similar endings in their written form but are pronounced differently, such as love and move.

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Franz Joseph Gall

Overview page. Subjects: Literature — Psychology.

(1758–1828).

German anatomist and founder of phrenology, who was born in Baden and settled in Vienna (1785) as a physician. He was an anatomist of some distinction and the man ...

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