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strained or paradoxical use of words either in error (as 'blatant' to mean 'flagrant') or deliberately (as in a mixed metaphor: 'blind mouths')

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Ruskin's vehement rejection of prosopopoeia, under the dyslogistic name of the pathetic fallacy, is necessary to make way for a mode of allegory in which the literal facts, literally named, stand by catachresis for supposed spiritual realities which can be named in no other way." See Miller's "Catachresis, Prosopopoeia, and the Pathetic Fallacy: the Rhetoric of Ruskin," in Poetry and Epistemology, ed.
(8.) In fairness to Valery, he apparently did was not transformed by Pascal's catachresis, calling it a "sublime at half price" (318).
History is, itself, a 'catachresis,' according to Gayatri C.
Mutumobilizes the outer and in-between space engendered by catachresis,
Such an understanding of metaphor as catachresis serves to highlight, for Berger, a central problem of a particularly influential strain of thought in disability studies--the rendering of all metaphorical use of disability as problematic.
This essay will first focus on their efforts to address this aporia, then analyze their use of several tropes to make atheist arguments more attractive: paralepsis; the sarcasm cluster (apodioxis, tapinosis, diasyrmus); pathopoeia; and the linked tropes of catachresis and metalepsis.
What they chose to ignore was that Aristotle had nothing against far-fetched or excessively contrived metaphors so long as they were structurally coherent (Russell 1981, 139)--indeed, as they will have known, rhetoric authorized such metaphors under the name of catachresis. Though chronologically more remote from Donne than Dryden was, Johnson's is a more renaissance humanist definition--in his own words, "a more noble and more adequate conception"--of wit than Dryden's, regarding it as "strength of thought" instead of "the happiness of language" to which Johnson thought Alexander Pope had shrunk it (Johnson [1779] 1952, 358).
Tsou presents students, academics, and researchers with a reconceptualization of Asian American literature based on the classical tropes of allegory, catachresis, apophasis, antanaclasis, and the rhetorical question.
Standing at the juncture of tropology and catachresis, I can only avow one thing: that outside the frames of anthropocentric and anthropomorphising language there still reside entities which are not reducible to the same.
(15.) The word "founder" serves as a catachresis in this context because the notion of founders is usually paired with the establishment of an institution; Partition is not generally treated as an institution (Azad, India wins Freedom, 198).
The recent crises in financial representation, whose profound practical consequences will be felt in all of our lives for decades to come, were the products of catachresis: the ethically malign deployment of metaphor.
Confusion: where Cohen will emphasize the transcendent possibilities of translation understood as an abandonment of one's language and one's accustomed "relations of ruling" (Goddard 89) in the name of identification with some absolute outside (translation as anagogic metaphor), Glover will problematize such transcendence, presenting translation as inevitably ironic, paradoxical, misplaced (translation as metaphor still, but verging on catachresis, disjuncture): "I have become a metaphor or a joke," Elle opines, "a piece of language sliding from one state into another [...].
The critic eagerly expands on this foundation in the second chapter, analyzing Rulfo's short stories "Nos han dado la tierra" and "El dia del derrumbe" to demonstrate how Rulfo uses bathos and catachresis in his formation of centripetal irony.
While Ames is sure this renaming is a great catachresis and rejects any "burden of guilt toward that child" (188), Ames misinterprets Boughton's gift through an economic logic of guilt and obligation.
What the poet can do is invoke the immanence of nature by articulating its resistance to textual enframing, employing figural logic--the correspondences of metaphor, the extensions of catachresis, the attributions of metonymy, the substitutions of synecdoche, the inversions of chiasmus, the ruptures of anacoluthon, the subversions of irony, the opacities of paradox, the invocations of apostrophe, and the mimicries of onomatopoeia (to gather but a handful or two of pertinent figures)--to connote nature's diversity, flux, and supersession of univocal diminution.