“Ó flor que é impossível ver”: a associação metonímica como princípio de continuidade em Toda a Terra, de Ruy Belo

Translated title of the contribution: "O flower that is impossible to see": metonymic association as a principle of continuity in the whole Earth, by Ruy Belo

Helder Moreira

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Abstract

Well-known for its discursive torrentiality, Ruy Belo's poetry displays its most eccentric features in Toda da Terra, in 1976. The present paper will analyse the importance of the metonymic association in this book. It will be suggested that this trope plays a key role in Ruy Belo's poetics. Metonymy works, then, not only as a rhetorical figure, but also as a cognitive process that guides the anagogical meaning underlying Belo's writing. This process reaches its height in Toda a Terra. Ruy Belo's poetry exhibits a surplus of words - a continuous eccentricity fed by a stable generating principle - in search for an absolute-word symbolized by the "flower". This poetry tries, therefore, to challenge the inability of human language to transcend a totality triggered by its own existence.
Translated title of the contribution"O flower that is impossible to see": metonymic association as a principle of continuity in the whole Earth, by Ruy Belo
Original languagePortuguese
Pages (from-to)282-300
Number of pages19
JournalTeoliterária
Volume11
Issue number23
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2021

Keywords

  • Trope
  • Metonymy
  • Catachresis
  • Toda a Terra
  • Ruy Belo

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