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what are different meanings of "aporia" ? is it also a kind of prose art , meaning a writing style?
• noun an irresolvable internal contradiction in a text, argument, or theory
Dictionaries are very useful things
I knew that Anglika and I knew too that dictionaries are usefull.What I meant was the less familiar meaning (my second question)
Don't see where you get the concept of a writing "style". There is nothing in any of the sources I have consulted to indicate writing methods. It is a term to express a conflict/doubt arising from incompatible views of a subject.
If a cancer patient is advised (a) to have surgery, (b) not to have surgery but to have chemotherapy and (c) to have neither but to have radiotherapy, he or she ends in a state of aporia.
Thank u anglica!
In Shorter Oxford Dictionary , I found this definition:
(rhet.) a figure : doubt .
what it means?
(rhet.) a figure : doubt >> as used in rhetoric: a doubt (a much more concise way of saying an irresolvable internal contradiction in a text, argument, or theory)
Then, it is a figure of speech? And can a writer use it ,intentionally , to say something?
It's certainly not a common word. I'm a pretty well-read native English speaker (American) and I've never heard it before. So be careful of your audience if you do use it.