valediction


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a separation of two or more people

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a farewell oration (especially one delivered during graduation exercises by an outstanding member of a graduating class)

the act of saying farewell

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There may be variation in the purpose or the medium of transmission of a letter, but the letter is always recognised as an example of the "letter genre" thanks to its "three-move discourse structure" comprising salutation, body and valediction or "complimentary closing" (Bhatia 2004, 16).
If this was evident in the change of valediction from "Deus guarde a" to "Saude e Fraternidade" in the documents of our post-Proclamation of the Republic corpus, we suspect that perhaps changes beyond the lexical level, such as those in the macro-structure of genres, might also reveal, under closer scrutiny, that social influence.
I GOODBYE TO LANGUAGE (Jean-Luc Godard) Godard's thrilling valediction bids farewell to the word and the world, its 3-0 effects evoking both the antic (GoPro) and the antique (stereoscope).
For example, how does John Donne's A Valediction Forbidding Mourning - the compasses poem - work?
Perhaps she feels unable to keep up with time's passage; perhaps there is almost too much to gather in a single valediction, one that begins with the speaker "wearing her belatedness.
After that came the valediction as they undertook the slowest lap of honour in history, selflessly posing for selfies with, it seemed, everyone who wanted them.
I would like to suggest yet another possible influence on the compass, circle, and beaten gold imagery of Donne's "A Valediction," namely Isaiah 40, an Old Testament consolatio whose imagery thematizes the circumscription and connection of geographical distances in language that provides an intriguing intertext to Donnes poem.
Hughes asserts in her keynote address, "narrative matters," then Hayden Ward is one of the heroes of the story of Victorian Poetry's first fifty years and a man deserving of a Tennyson to write his valediction.
TRIBUTES have poured in from across the sporting world for Nelson Mandela, who died aged 95 on Thursday, including from the International Olympic Committee, football governing body FIFA and a moving valediction from former boxer Muhammad Ali.
Still, Ludwig makes a strong case for home-schooled Shakespeare in a charming text that leads readers (and their kids) by the hand from short passages in the comedies through such favorites as "All the world's a stage" and "Once more unto the breach," to Prospero's autumnal valediction in "Our revels now are ended.
The final essay in this part is Julian Lamb's study of the pun--impossible to define--with discussions of Sonnet 135 and "A Valediction of Weeping" and the "tennis balls" scene in Henry V.
Crowd rousers such as Pictures Of You and the steroid-pumped pseudo-religious valediction of Amen come as standard.
When Clinton left the State Department, she gave a variety of fascinating interviews that did not sound remotely like a foreign policy specialist giving her valediction on the state of the world.
Modernism and the Museum urges countless such questions, any of which might have set the stage for an impressive valediction.
That lunch in Paris, especially Jean-Louis's valediction, left me with an enlightening irony: that traditionalist conservatism, and the cultural renewal it promises, almost certainly requires being more of a libertarian in politics than I have been.