10 comments posted

NothING is real with oUt first being versimilitude

Posted by Anonymous on Fri, 01/30/2015 - 19:25

ikr this seems like a cool literary element

Posted by Anonymous on Thu, 11/06/2014 - 04:28

Appearances contrasting with reality

For example,

In Shakespeare's play, Othello,

When the antagonist Iago says "I am not what I am" this demonstrates how, through verisimilitude, (his appearance, the way he will act, manipulate, contrasting with the truth) that Iago is a Machiavellian character (will do whatever it takes to succeed; has no moral conscience, only ambition and revenge).

Posted by Anonymous on Sat, 06/07/2014 - 05:20

Many scholars hold that Iago had no (clear) motive for his actions. Ambition and revenge as motives are merely possible motives. That Shakespeare left Iago's motives unclear may lead us to the conclusion that he was simply a villain for villainy's sake, and is probably the primary reason for the character being viewed as the greatest villain of all time.

Posted by Anonymous on Wed, 02/25/2015 - 21:18
Basically. . .

Def: The appearance of being true or real. (reality)

Synonyms: probability - likelihood - plausibility

Examples: His regular attendance in the reference library had nothing to do with the pursuit of verisimilitude in his fictions./Why not just call it a model and judge it by its ingenuity and verisimilitude?/His regular attendance in the reference library had nothing to do with the pursuit of verisimilitude in his fictions./ She always has her head in the clouds, she never see's the verisimilitude of the problem.

[(yo welcum! imma freshmen!) I find it helpful to replace the word 'verisimilitude' with the word 'reality'. It totally helps!]

Posted by Anonymous on Thu, 06/13/2013 - 21:52

Can you please make that sound less complicated because I don't understand what it is yet. Please and thank you.

Posted by Anonymous on Thu, 05/09/2013 - 01:44
To clarify,

It simply means that something appears to be real, but it not always is. It's similar to something being believable. I always imagine a mirage being
used as a reference.

Posted by Anonymous on Sun, 09/07/2014 - 21:36

so basically like the movie lacked it was far from was unlikely

Posted by Anonymous on Sat, 05/03/2014 - 10:22
"Lacking verisimilitude" is poetry not prose

So, "the movie lacked verisimilitude" would mean "the movie did not seem like the truth" OR "the movie lacked seeming real".

...if you are trying to understand this word, try to use it in a positive phrase, ie: what it has not what it lacks.

Posted by Anonymous on Sat, 07/04/2015 - 23:57

I think i might really like this!!!

Posted by Anonymous on Thu, 02/23/2012 - 19:35

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