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Re: Wedding of Sound and Image
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 12.0830  Wednesday, 11 April 2001

From:           Ann Carrigan <
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Date:           Tuesday, 10 Apr 2001 14:48:10 EDT
Subject: 12.0824 Wedding of Sound and Image
Comment:        Re: SHK 12.0824 Wedding of Sound and Image

>>If there is actually a name for the wedding
>>of sound and image, I'd be happy to know
>>what it is.

Jane Drake Brody <
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>I seem to recall that the poet Sidney Lanier refers to >the wedding of sound and image as >"Syzygy."

And I thought of A.J. Cuddon's _A Dictionary of Literary Terms_. He
introduced to me the word "synaesthesia," which Merriam-Webster amended
to this spelling: synesthesia.

As a literary device, it seems to apply more to an intentional blurring
of senses, such as "it smells blue," but the word seems to mean "senses
coming together."

Main Entry: syn

 

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