What am I? (21)

Anything goes, but keep it seemly...

Postby MCC » Sat Jul 29, 2006 1:42 pm

underquark wrote:Are you The Anacoluthon?

Wikipedia wrote:An anacoluthon is a rhetorical device that can be loosely defined as a change of syntax within a sentence. More specifically, anacoluthons (or "anacoluthia") are created when a sentence abruptly changes from one structure to another. Grammatically, anacoluthon is an error; however, in rhetoric it is a figure that shows excitement, confusion, or laziness. In poetics it is sometimes used in dramatic monologues and in verse drama. In prose, anacoluthon is often used in stream of consciousness writing, such as that of James Joyce, because it is characteristic of informal human thought.

No.

underquark wrote:A modern classical piece of music.

No.
underquark wrote:A sentence without a proper end.

No.
underquark wrote:A (n obscure) piece of music.

It probably is obscure if your not into classical music.

underquark wrote:Are you The Eroteme?
A question-mark?

The question mark (also known as an interrogation point, query, or eroteme) is a punctuation mark that replaces the full stop at the end of an interrogative sentence.

No.

The answer is not "The Riddle".

underquark wrote:Is it The Riddle Song (I will give my love an apple without a core...); folk lyrics, music adapted by Benjamin Britten?

No.


You are all thinking too deeply about this - It's more self referential.

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Postby udosuk » Sat Jul 29, 2006 2:29 pm

Well, "What am I:?: " is the title of the riddle... So the answer could be "The Title"... But would it be too obvious?:?:

Is there a classical music piece with a title that refers to itself? Also, MCC mentioned something about when it's used it's not material...
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Postby MCC » Sat Jul 29, 2006 3:27 pm

udosuk wrote:Well, "What am I:?: " is the title of the riddle... So the answer could be "The Title"... But would it be too obvious?:?:

Too obvious, that wouldn't stop me, but as for it being "The Title", not in this case.

udosuk wrote:... Also, MCC mentioned something about when it's used it's not material...

When music is written down it can be seen and touched (material), when it is played it can be heard (immaterial).


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What am I ? (21)

Postby Cec » Sat Jul 29, 2006 11:32 pm

MCC wrote:
underquark wrote:By "piece" of music, do you mean an actual title such as "Mahler's 5th Symphony"

Yes, the actual title.

I was thinking of something different when I posted the riddle with "The.", so take "The." to mean "The".

So your answer will be along these lines - "The _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ ".

Getting desperate. No more repeats left on stress tablets:)

Is the answer only one word?
If so then which letter of the 26 letters in the alphabet does this word start with ?

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Re: What am I ? (21)

Postby MCC » Sun Jul 30, 2006 8:27 am

Cec wrote:...Is the answer only one word?

There are two missing words.

Cec wrote:If so then which letter of the 26 letters in the alphabet does this word start with ?

Que? Wouldn't that be a bit obvious Cec, it could give the answer away.


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Re: What am I ? (21)

Postby Cec » Sun Jul 30, 2006 11:04 am

MCC wrote:Que? Wouldn't that be a bit obvious Cec, it could give the answer away.

I know ..I was hoping there would be just one word and that's why I asked:)
Still can't see it but would quaver be one of the two words?

edited by Cec about 8.45pm

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Postby emm » Sun Jul 30, 2006 12:13 pm

'The Last Post'
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Re: What am I ? (21)

Postby MCC » Sun Jul 30, 2006 2:59 pm

Cec wrote:...Still can't see it but would quaver be one of the two words?Cec

Good thinking, but no.

emm wrote:The last Post.

No.


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Postby udosuk » Sun Jul 30, 2006 3:01 pm

Is question or query one of the words?
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Postby MCC » Sun Jul 30, 2006 3:05 pm

udosuk wrote:Is question or query one of the words?

Yes.


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Postby udosuk » Sun Jul 30, 2006 3:12 pm

We know it's not The question mark ... How about The query mark?
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Postby MCC » Sun Jul 30, 2006 3:20 pm

udosuk wrote:We know it's not The question mark ... How about The query mark?

What ever a query mark is, it's not.


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Postby underquark » Sun Jul 30, 2006 6:45 pm

Besides, we've already been told it isn't an
underquark wrote: eroteme
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Postby RW » Sun Jul 30, 2006 7:30 pm

As a musician I guess I have to take part in this one:

Charles Ives: The Unanswered Question (1906)

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Postby JPF » Sun Jul 30, 2006 8:26 pm

RW wrote:Charles Ives: The Unanswered Question (1906)
RW

The problem with this answer is that if it is the correct answer, the question has an answer.
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