/ I reason with my cigarette." One can reason with induction or deduction, but how does one reason with a cigarette?Here, the catachresis might evoke the idea of the "cool" kid using personal style instead of a persuasive argument, or it might evoke the imagery of torture--burning victims with a cigarette-butt to make one's point.CANTO: A sub-division of an epic or narrative poem comparable to a chapter in a novel. (2) More specifically, an Italian or Provençal song relating to love or the praise of beauty is a canzone.Examples include the divisions in Dante's Divine Comedy, Lord Byron's Childe Harold, or Spenser's Faerie Queene. (3) Poems in English that bear some similarity to Provençal lyrics are called CAPTIVITY NARRATIVE: A narrative, usually autobiographical in origin, concerning colonials or settlers who are captured by Amerindian or aboriginal tribes and live among them for some time before gaining freedom.Originally, the term "canon" applied to the list of books to be included as authentic biblical doctrine in the Hebrew and Christian Bible, as opposed to apocryphal works (works of dubious, mysterious or uncertain origin). (2) Today, literature students typically use the word canon to refer to those works in anthologies that have come to be considered standard or traditionally included in the classroom and published textbooks.In this sense, "the canon" denotes the entire body of literature traditionally thought to be suitable for admiration and study.
Yeah, the sleight of my hand is now a quick-pull trigger.NB: Do not confuse the spelling of cannon (the big gun) with canon (the official collection of literary works). Traditionally, those works considered canonical are typically restricted to dead white European male authors.Many modern critics and teachers argue that women, minorities, and non-Western writers are left out of the literary canon unfairly.Poetry or literature that illustrates this moral is often called poetry or literature of the "carpe diem" tradition.Examples include Marvell's "To His Coy Mistress," and Herrick's "To the Virgins, to Make Much of Time." Cf. Common cases include the nominative, the accusative, the genitive, the dative, the ablative, the vocative, and the instrumental forms.