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paraphrase
used in The Iliad by Homer - (translated by: Pope)

5 uses
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Definition
express the same message in different (or slightly different) words
  • Hence his whole work is to be looked upon rather as an elegant paraphrase than a translation.
    Introduction (95% in)
  • It is certain no literal translation can be just to an excellent original in a superior language: but it is a great mistake to imagine (as many have done) that a rash paraphrase can make amends for this general defect; which is no less in danger to lose the spirit of an ancient, by deviating into the modern manners of expression.
    Preface (65% in)
  • They have something venerable, and as I may say, oracular, in that unadorned gravity and shortness with which they are delivered: a grace which would be utterly lost by endeavouring to give them what we call a more ingenious (that is, a more modern) turn in the paraphrase.
    Preface (73% in)
  • Chapman has taken the advantage of an immeasurable length of verse, notwithstanding which, there is scarce any paraphrase more loose and rambling than his.
    Preface (82% in)
  • I may observe that this Life has been paraphrased in English by my learned young friend Kenneth R. H. Mackenzie, and appended to my prose translation of the Odyssey.
    Footnotes (2% in)

There are no more uses of "paraphrase" in The Iliad by Homer - (translated by: Pope).

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