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A Rhetorical Question
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 12.0118  Friday, 19 January 2001

From:           John Robinson <
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Date:           Thursday, 18 Jan 2001 14:16:54 EST
Subject: 12.0108 A Rhetorical Question
Comment:        Re: SHK 12.0108 A Rhetorical Question

>the rhetorical figure that goes like this: "ship of mortality," "table
>of equality," "ocean of despair"...
>
>You get the idea-concrete figure, plus possessive, plus abstract
>concept-what is this type of figure/trope called?!?

"The King's name is a tower of strength." R3 (5.3.12)

This is similar to a "hendiaday" but instead of the "and" it uses the
"of." I believe this is called an "antiptosis."

Regards,
John Robinson
 

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