' siad Legolas, falling into his own tongue.'" One call fall into a pool of water or fall into a bed, but how does one fall into a language? The first is the cliché metaphor comparing anything unusual to "a horse of a different color." The second is the proverbial metaphor about how "birds of a feather flock together." However, by taking the two dead metaphors and combining them, the resulting image of "a horse of a different feather" truly emphasizes how bizarre and unlikely the resulting political alliance was.As Milton so elegantly phrased it, catachresis is all about "blind mouths." A special subtype of catachresis is abusio, a mixed metaphor that results when two metaphors collide. Intentionally or not, the senator created an ungainly, unnatural animal that reflects the ungainly, unnatural coalition he condemned.(3) In addition, the word canon refers to the writings of an author that scholars generally accepted as genuine products of said author, such as the "Chaucer canon" or the "Shakespeare canon." Chaucer's canon includes The Canterbury Tales, for instance, but it does not include the apocryphal work, "The Plowman's Tale," which has been mistakenly attributed to him in the past.
Yeah, the sleight of my hand is now a quick-pull trigger.CANTO: A sub-division of an epic or narrative poem comparable to a chapter in a novel. (2) More specifically, an Italian or Provençal song relating to love or the praise of beauty is a canzone.Examples include the divisions in Dante's Divine Comedy, Lord Byron's Childe Harold, or Spenser's Faerie Queene. (3) Poems in English that bear some similarity to Provençal lyrics are called CAPTIVITY NARRATIVE: A narrative, usually autobiographical in origin, concerning colonials or settlers who are captured by Amerindian or aboriginal tribes and live among them for some time before gaining freedom.NB: Do not confuse the spelling of cannon (the big gun) with canon (the official collection of literary works). Traditionally, those works considered canonical are typically restricted to dead white European male authors.Many modern critics and teachers argue that women, minorities, and non-Western writers are left out of the literary canon unfairly.