The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 12.0118 Friday, 19 January 2001
From: John Robinson <
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."