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1) That his poetry undercuts mimetic and verisimilar literary representations and exhibits the influence of post-structuralist thought are facts accepted by most critics.
He was skillful at constructing verisimilar [xingsi [TEXT NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII]]descriptions.
But if the rhetorical techniques of a narrative can plausibly locate that story in an extension of the reality the reader accepts as verisimilar to his or her experienced world--such as the story of Mack and the shack--then even if it tells of an extraordinary or supernatural event the story can be read in terms of typological realism, in that it can be seen as both realistic in its fidelity to sociological reality and that the typological relationships it reveals can be seen as realistic in their fidelity to cosmological truth.
Before long, he becomes a cultural scout, setting himself up--by way of a verisimilar legend--and thus setting his "subject" up, tricking and eventually "outing" him through another legend, the one the imperturbable scribe in him jots down for Hoagland.
Putter's antidote to readings which elevate the realistic above romance is to propose, sensibly it would appear, that the Gawain-poet "teases us with the question of whether his world is verisimilar or fabulous, real or artificial" (Putter 1996: 54).
The dependence of the dream upon verisimilar sequence is as ineluctable as that of music, or, particularly, of a "printed tale.
As opposed to hallucination and other illusionlike states, the experience elicited by aesthetic illusion has a characteristic "as-if" quality: the illusion-producing object creates a feeling of verisimilar lifelikeness, but not of life tout court.
Observation for Arnaud is a matter of imagining the human body in plausible, which is to say, verisimilar ways rather than through objective representation.
Explaining the attraction of what might be considered strange or even shocking practices recalled from history, Lowenthal (1989:1279) comments how `seeming familiarity with even the least savoury or commendable aspects of the past enhances its verisimilar appeal'.
Walthall in both The Avenging Conscience (1914) and The Raven (1915)--and then only occasionally--clearly evidences the new verisimilar style of acting.
Consequently, only the deepening of democracy could be discussed after formulating verisimilar hypothesis on the long-run stability of capitalist society; conjecturing about the course of a contingent transition to some form of "post-capitalist" democracy would similarly require us to make hypotheses relating to the factors that precipitate the decomposition of contemporary capitalism.
57) Noting that "the art of these Japanese is prodigious," another reviewer argued that the Japanese theater represented a true theater that the French sought "so often in vain": "This is the theater that knows well that life is not verisimilar.