Cataloging

Entertainment / Literature / Cataloging: Creating long lists for poetic or rhetorical effect. The technique is common in epic literature, where conventionally the poet would devise long lists of famous princes, aristocrats, warriors, and mythic heroes to be lined up in battle and slaughtered. The technique is also common in the practice of giving illustrious genealogies (and so-and-so begat so-and-so,' or 'x, son of y, son of z' etc.) For famous individuals. An example in American literature is Whitman's multi-page catalog of American types in section 15 of 'Song of Myself.'

Dyfalu

Entertainment / Literature / Dyfalu: A Welsh term for a form of fanciful conceit in which a string of sequential metaphors compares an object to a number of diverse things--often using compound words in a manner similar to the Anglo-Saxo MORE

Patrologia Latina

Entertainment / Literature / Patrologia Latina: A famous (or perhaps infamous) scholarly collection of 228+ fat volumes of biblical and theological commentary that has been both a boon and bane to twentieth-century medieval scholarship. The Patrolo MORE

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