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appropriation

appropriation  

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1. (cultural appropriation) The adoption by one cultural group of some of the cultural forms of a different cultural group (including subcultures). For instance, ‘metrosexual’ fashions can be seen as ...
Caroline Spurgeon

Caroline Spurgeon  

(1886–1942),American critic, whose Shakespeare's Imagery (1935) was the first detailed study of its subject.
discourse

discourse  

A continuous stream of spoken (and sometimes written) language longer than a sentence. [From Latin discursus argument, from discurrere to run to and fro, from dis- apart + currere to run]
dual-code theory

dual-code theory  

1 A theory of imagery according to which imaginative cognition involves the activity of two functionally independent subsystems: a non-verbal imagery system specialized to handle objects and events, ...
Ecphrasis

Ecphrasis  

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The term ecphrasis (or, in the more precise transliteration, ekphrasis—both are now commonly used) derives from the Greek ekphradzein—literally, “to speak out, tell, or describe fully”—is used today ...
emblem

emblem  

A heraldic device or symbolic object as a distinctive badge of a nation, organization, or family. The word is recorded from the late 16th century (as a verb), and comes from Latin emblema ‘inlaid ...
ethnic stereotypes

ethnic stereotypes  

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*Representations of a group identified by an ethnic label (such as Jews) which reproduce the most frequently represented traits associated with such groups. Selective perception or salience tends to ...
figurative language

figurative language  

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See also rhetoric; compare imagery.1. Language that employs figures of speech, especially metaphor.2. As opposed to literal language, language that is not intended to be taken literally: see ...
formalism

formalism  

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Alleged fault in comp. by Soviet Union composers for which Prokofiev, Shostakovich, and others were officially criticized, esp. in 1948. The criticism is of too much intellectual emphasis on form as ...
G. Wilson Knight

G. Wilson Knight  

(1897–1985),Shakespeare scholar and critic. His poetic and symbolic approach to Shakespeare is perhaps seen at its best in The Wheel of Fire (1930), The Imperial Theme (1931), and The Crown of Life ...
intercutting

intercutting  

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1. (editing) A technique of cutting back and forth between two or more discrete narrative sequences typically filmed in different locations or at different times which combine to produce a sense of ...
media sociology

media sociology  

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The study of the mass media from a social perspective. The media are regarded by sociologists as major social, economic, and political institutions and important agents of socialization exercising ...
memory

memory  

Down memory lane recalling a pleasant past; from Down Memory Lane (1949), the title of a compilation of Mack Sennett comedy shorts.See also false memory, a liar ought to have a good memory.
metaphysical poets

metaphysical poets  

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A group of 17th-century poets whose work is characterized by the use of complex and elaborate images or conceits, typically using an intellectual form of argumentation to express emotional states. ...
narratives and narrators

narratives and narrators  

In a period which prized, and excelled in the art of narrative Chaucer stands out as a master. He conducts his narratives (which come in a variety of shapes and ...
prose Poem

prose Poem  

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A short composition employing the rhythmic cadences and other devices of free verse (such as poetic imagery and figures) but printed wholly or partly in the format of prose, i.e. with a right-hand ...
Psychology of Art

Psychology of Art  

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Philosophy
All aspects of the human mind have applications to the arts. These aspects can be described under the three main headings of motivation, cognition, and emotion.Motivation refers to the ...
representation

representation  

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Philosophy
The term has taken on increasingly complex connotations in 20th-century discussions of visual art. It is primarily used for the way in which something made may stand for, or bring ...
ritual model

ritual model  

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A metaphor for the primary function of the mass media as the representation or celebration of shared understandings, values, and beliefs. It is based on a conceptualization of communication by the ...
soft sell

soft sell  

The use of unobtrusive methods of selling as opposed to those employed in a hard sell. Implication, rather than forceful statement and relentless repetition, form the basis of a soft sell.

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