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palinode

a retraction. In Scots law, when defamation was a matter for the commissary courts, one remedy was a conclusion for a retraction to be made.
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Socrates' palinode is a self-conscious performance that offers an alternative understanding of rhetoric to Lysias' belief in the force of cleverness and to Socrates' first speech's commitment to an uncomplicated faith in reason and method.
Here Atwood is claiming that not only was Odysseus wrong, but Homer was as well: through this palinode, she calls attention to the poem's repression of the violence inflicted upon the maids.
Plato's Palinode shows this endeavor to be self-defeating.
Yet by 1612 the situation has changed considerably; the notion of palinode is at home in discussions of the aging Shakespeare.
Sophist or not, Stesichoros's palinode is a piece of sophistry that succeeds if not in fooling the gods, at least in appeasing them.
To this Palinode replies with more groups of three superimposed on the basic two-step of the couplet, along with more audacious groupings of half-lines:
Bronte's compositional strategy suggests another kind of comparison to tradition besides palinode or palimpsest or even satire.
I launch at Paradise and saile toward home': The Progresse of the Soule as Palinode.
inviting desertion, palinode perforates the sovereign.
Tabucchi effaces Blanchot's palinode, partly by translating his quotations from the French edition referenced in such a way as to mute the idiosyncratic vocabulary in which Blanchot phrases the artist's solitude, now disowned, from "Literature and the Right to Death" onwards: even comparison with the English translations of Blanchot cited here shows this clearly.
I find the view of Paradiso underpinning these deductions distinctly arbitrary, though Pardiso undeniably embodies some element of palinode, and there is merit in the opinion that the final cantica makes the Commedia a more balanced poem (as, for example, in canto xx's emphasis on predestination, a counterweight to Purgatorio XVI'S emphasis on free will).
1) Textual scholars have long studied the genesis of Chaucer's text with splendid exactitude,(2) but to determine whether those final lines are palinode or epilogue, retraction or culmination, I argue that the Boethian intertext holds the more decisive key.