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The Chess Variant Pages

This page is written by the game's inventor, Glenn Overby II.

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George Duke wrote on 2008-08-01 UTC
Glenn, what you did was only good art. Good science, good communication mathematically treated. The seven proper spellings of ''grfn'' starting with Gryphon can be subverted. If rebelliously printing ''greephane,'' not one of the 7, simply claim use of a metaplasmus. Sometimes ''misspelling'' is 'mispelled' like this to make a point, another metaplasmus, a deliberate effective misspelling. When 5 Comments back, we say ''...matter of opinion, opined Gilman,'' that figure of speech, same root different words, is more polyptoton than pure anaphora. ''Extraordinary claims need extraordinary proof'' would fall within anaphora. Three Comments back '' T.R.'' is an anastrophe. Mathematicians like myself and programmers tend to use noun-verb-adjective logically and responsibly enough, but rather uninterestingly; and moreover much of the truth gets lost in the reductionism. When some have referred to ''unmentionable CV,'' recognize aposiopesis, in intentionally breaking off. When maintaining Bishop preceded Knight historically, that is hysteron-proteron. My favourite, used in Chess poetry, is not rhyme, but so-mathematical anonymous palindrome, ''never odd or even'' or ''are we not drawn onward, we few, drawn onward to new era?'' Meiriqi (Beautiful Sun) is metaphor and a good one, capturing for Overby essence of his decimal art-form, as is name of 1/2 CVPage artwork (the 3000 games) metaphor -- finding just the right name for the piece or for that artistic expression sought to convey.

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