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The X; The X Of Y.


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"... a figure whose clutches were iron as much as the bells... the Bells of Notre Dame."

"Training is nothing, will is everything... the will to act."
- Henri Ducard, from Batman Begins. Context viewable here.

No, not a horizontal function of a vertical variable.

This is when, as part of a speech or song or piece of dialogue, someone refers to a specific thing X, then repeats it to connect it to some other thing Y in a statement of the form "X to Y" or "X of Y" or some other connecting word between X and Y.

As is apparent from the page quotations, this is often used as a means of Title Drop, whether for a song or for a scene in a movie.

Examples:


EDIT: I am also open to suggestions on how to better describe it.
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