2016年7月9日 星期六

figura, figural recurrence


figura 

Pronunciation: /fɪˈɡjʊərə/ 

NOUN (plural figurae /fɪˈɡjʊəriː/)

(In literary theory) a person or thing representing or symbolizing a fact or ideal.
Example sentences
  • They have described how the Renaissance blazon expresses the desire to fetishize and idolize the female body by fragmenting the subjective Other and reshaping her as a figura for the male poet's autonomy.
  • The woman's face, the narrator seems to argue, becomes a figura for the male will.
  • The name Vinci stands not only as a metaphor for the master's pictorial perfection but also as a figura of his self.

Origin

Latin, literally 'figure' (representing an early use of figure to denote an emblem or type).




HC: "figural recurrence" 的直譯是"修辭格--或比喻的--重提/重述"。
漢學家Andrew H. Plaks *的文學術語 "figural recurrence" 

《劍橋中國文學《金瓶梅》一節》;

....乃已精心設計的重複模式結撰而成。
   "figural recurrence"譯成:"形象迭見"  ,未附原文, p.131

The Cambridge History of Chinese Literature: From 1375

https://books.google.com.tw/books?isbn=0521855594
Kang-i Sun Chang, ‎Stephen Owen - 2010 - ‎Chinese literature
... critics alike have noticed that the novel is constructed out of carefully constructed patterns of repetition or, to borrow a term used by Plaks, "figural recurrence.
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