"Em cada frase, um clímax."

03:11 Mar 25, 2011
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Portuguese to English translations [Non-PRO]
Art/Literary - General / Conversation / Greetings / Letters
Portuguese term or phrase: "Em cada frase, um clímax."
Numa espécie de resolução de ano novo, Clarice Lispector escreveu, certa vez: "Em cada frase, um clímax."
Eis aí uma aspiração literária compartilhada pela publicidade. Os slogans, enunciados que propagam conceitos feitos para vender produtos, podem ter a alma dos negócios em cada letra, mas namoram recursos consagrados pela tradição literária, como a métrica, a rima, a metonímia e a aliteração. Traduzir uma campanha publicitária numa frase (com clímax) requer criatividade, claro, mas também profundo conhecimento da língua.

http://www.graficauniao.art.br/destaque_07-01-10b.php

http://artigos.netsaber.com.br/resumo_artigo_7198/artigo_sob...
Marcella S.
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Summary of answers provided
4 +1"A climax in each sentence."
Marlene Curtis
4With every sentence, a climax
Sheila Gomes
4"Within each sentence, its own climax" OR: ".... its own crescendo"
Muriel Vasconcellos
4at every sentence, a climax
Fernando Okabe Biazibeti
3every word (upon your lips) explodes
David Hollywood
3Make every sentence pivotal/crucial
Gilla Evans
Summary of reference entries provided
Climax/Emphasis
Verginia Ophof

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34 mins   confidence: Answerer confidence 4/5Answerer confidence 4/5
at every sentence, a climax


Explanation:
sug.

Fernando Okabe Biazibeti
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38 mins   confidence: Answerer confidence 3/5Answerer confidence 3/5
every word (upon your lips) explodes


Explanation:
an idea :)

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"Within each sentence, its own climax" OR: ".... its own crescendo"


Explanation:
After a little browsing, I realized that 'climax' is exactly what she intended to say. It does have a double meaning in English, and if that is troublesome, then I think 'crescendo' would be a reasonable substitute.

I hesitated between 'each' and 'every'. 'Every' suggests a large corpus of sentences, part of a larger whole, whereas 'each' places the focus directly on the individual sentences, one by one.

Muriel Vasconcellos
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Make every sentence pivotal/crucial


Explanation:
I think she meant, as a literary resolution, that every sentence should carry weight- and never be superfluous, every sentence should count. And transposing this to an advertising slogan, it emphasises the punch that a sentence must carry.

Having said that, you could even say colloquially in English "every sentence should pack a punch".

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"A climax in each sentence."


Explanation:


That's how I would say it.

Marlene Curtis
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agree  connie leite: agree
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8 hrs   confidence: Answerer confidence 4/5Answerer confidence 4/5
With every sentence, a climax


Explanation:
suggestion

Sheila Gomes
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Reference comments


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Reference: Climax/Emphasis

Reference information:
5. By The Use Of Climax

It is often possible to strengthen a sentence by arranging a series of words, phrases, or clauses in the climax order, beginning with the least important and leading up to the most important. (See p. 189.) Thus:

There is no mistake; there has been no mistake; and there shall be no mistake. (An illustration of both repetition and climax).

Let our object be our country, our whole country, and nothing but our country.


    Reference: http://books.google.pt/books?id=1Rx6_jyLbBYC&pg=PA122&lpg=PA...
    Reference: http://chestofbooks.com/languages/english/Composition/121-Em...
Verginia Ophof
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