In one of many allusions to the modes of dreaming in this novel, the reader first encounters Lourdes in a dream: "The continents strain to unloose
themselves, to drift reckless and heavy in the seas.
Rather than the unbridled discourse of the medieval marketplace, in which commoners could unloose
their frustrations at those in power, this state-controlled language twists Isma'il's existing vocabulary such that each signifier comes to mean its opposite.
As Averill Harriman told several European ambassadors during a visit to the British embassy, they haven't seen anything compared with the "flood of organized propaganda which the Administration is about to unloose
Like every other poem in these two volumes, "In Babylon" lacks any punctuation other than the line break, allowing Carson to unloose
a shifting play of syntax across those lines--is there a period after "shadows" or after "expires"?
Verily, it would have been a satire on Christianity had Shakespeare meant to represent it in the persons who are enemies of Shylock, and who are hardly worthy to unloose
the latchets of his shoes.
The first, labeled "The Ocean Shall Unloose
the Bonds of Things" (Seneca) details in four chapters the European (primarily Iberian) initiative and Amerindian response.
And of course Rudi's final letter quoted above and the comparison between his metaphors and Irina's and the collaborator's experiences unloose
catachresis, which performs a breakdown of language.
Observe the mythic references in "Veve" from The Arrivants: A New World Trilogy: those which challenge cultural despair and whose intent exists for all West Indian culture to embrace their African heritage: "And so the black eye travels to the brink of vision / but not yet; / hold back the fishnet's fling of morn- /ing; unloose
the sugarcane;" (20-3).
She then prophesized that if free African Americans devote their interests more persistently to "moral worth and intellectual improvement," the result would be palpable: "prejudice would gradually diminish, and the whites would be compelled to say, unloose
those fetters" ("Franklin Hall" 49).
After his father's death, Whitman painfully expressed his desire for reconciliation in a verse about the loss of his poetic power: "I throw myself upon your breast my father, / I cling to you so that you can not unloose
me, / I hold you so firm till you answer me something.
To de-construct is to analyze (from the Greek: analuo, unloose
, set free).
As every Liszt scholar knows, the realization of poetic ideas through musical form became a Gordian knot which New German composers sought to unloose
in the 1850s.
Yet in South Los Angeles, banks, through a mix of fear, indifference, and outright racial bias have been loath to unloose
the purse strings and provide more loans and technical assistance to small businesses.