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.
The coalition used much money to deploy an army of signature-gatherers to get their measure on the ballot, but they have shown little indication that they will unloose
hired field workers to boost turnout.
It seems that what James is responsible for is just "lifting" the whip while the other actions such as "reached out," "tearing through," and "unloose
its sweep" are attributable to the thong itself.
(52) The figure of the knot and of tangling and untangling recurs across the length of the play: "from the distaff of life's tangled skein, unloose
her hands" (57).
And perhaps more relevant to our context, the traveller would unloose
the burden (his possessions!) from the beast.
Frantic that his monstrous hands cannot unloose
his sore feet from the crippling double knots tied in his shoelaces by the white nurse, he continues on the road to try to "tie the loose cords in his mind" and discover the secret of who he is and why the nurse labels him "Private" (10).
The sentence was read, usually a very severe one, which served as another shock in a series of shocks set up to unloose
the unrepentant's tongue.
free market forces and the resulting competition will bring down rates, eliminate discriminatory pricing and improve service.
"Priceless and quiet," the speaker begins to unloose
her power in a sort of undressing: first "One feather," then "One note," until finally she becomes more and more dangerous: