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Re: Literary Device
Shakespeare Electronic Conference, Vol. 4, No. 859.  Monday, 29 November 1993.
 
(1)     From:   Terence Hawkes <
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        Date:   Monday, 29 Nov 93 11:17 BST
        Subj:   RE: SHK 4.0852 Q: Literary Device
 
(2)     From:   Ron Macdonald <
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        Date:   Monday, 29 Nov 1993 07:55:18 -0400 (EDT)
        Subj:   Character names
 
 
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From:           Terence Hawkes <
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Date:           Monday, 29 Nov 93 11:17 BST
Subject: 4.0852 Q: Literary Device
Comment:        RE: SHK 4.0852 Q: Literary Device
 
Alfred Harbage's term for the term for the literary device of having a
character's name represent something central about that figure was
'psychological onomatopoeia'.
 
Terence Hawkes
 
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From:           Ron Macdonald <
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Date:           Monday, 29 Nov 1993 07:55:18 -0400 (EDT)
Subject:        Character names
 
I've always called significant character names "label names."  Not much
flash there, I grant.  Seems to me some German theorist, Lessing maybe,
referred to _redende Namen_, "speaking names."  Not a whole lot better.
 
                                        --Ron Macdonald
 

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