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Whats that language technique that sounds like "MIZZING" it is used in the novel the outsiders..?

Whats that language technique that sounds like MIZZING TEXT or something.. they use it in the novel "THE OUTSIDERS" the beginning and the end are the same showing that what you just read is what he is going to tell us.

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  • 10 years ago
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    "Framing" describes what you are looking for

    "The term framing device refers to the usage of the same single action, scene, event, setting, or any element of significance at both the beginning and end of an artistic, musical, or literary work. The repeated element thus creates a ‘frame’ within which the main body of work can develop..."

    "FRAMING METHOD: Using the same features, wording, setting, situation, or topic at both the beginning and end of a literary work so as to "frame" it or "enclose it." This technique often provides a sense of cyclical completeness or closure."

    "circular structure" is also close to what you are describing

    "CIRCULAR STRUCTURE: A type of artistic structure in which a sense of completeness or closure does not originate in coming to a "conclusion" that breaks with the earlier story; instead, the sense of closure originates in the way the end of a piece returns to subject-matter, wording, or phrasing found at the beginning of the narrative, play, or poem. An example of circular structure might be "The Secret Life of Walter Mitty," which ends with an ellipsis identical to the opening sequence, indicating that the middle-aged protagonist is engaging in yet another escapist fantasy. Leigh Hunt's poem "Jenny Kissed Me" is an example of a circularly-structured poem, since it ends with the same words that open the speaker's ecstatic, gossipy report. Langdon Smith's poem "Evolution" is circular in its concluding repetition of the opening phrase, "When you were a tadpole, and I was a fish," but it is also thematically circular, in that it implies the cycle of reincarnated love will continue again and again in spite of death. In many ways, the smaller tales within a larger frame narrative act as part of a circular structure, because each small tale begins by breaking the reader away from the larger, encompassing narrative and concludes by returning the reader to that larger frame-narrative.


  • Anonymous
    5 years ago

    To assemble the world I suppose one would use Assembly language. JFTR. The Kabalistic Jews believe there IS a 'language of God'. Essentially that the Universe is a virtual reality program and if you knew the programming language you could modify the universe. Much like the language of DNA creates & controls life. If we understood the language, we could create whatever type of life we wanted. But no one thinks this is a human language. The Bible wasn't even written in English & does not directly discuss the 'Language of God' Mocking Religion is pointless, unless you are a Marxist ascribing to the absurd notion that our violent nature somehow comes from Religion. (Which is anti Darwin) The question: "Where does the logic of the universe come from?" is actually quite a good one. And once you get past your smugness for figuring out that the Religious descriptions of God are tailored for man…. …You might stare into the void and glimpse the Actuality of God.

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