[ dee-fuh-mil-yer-uh-zey-shuhn ]
/ ˌdi fəˌmɪl yər əˈzeɪ ʃən /
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Art, Literature. a theory and technique, originating in the early 20th century, in which an artistic or literary work presents familiar objects or situations in an unfamiliar way, prolonging the perceptive process and allowing for a fresh perspective.
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“Was” is used for the indicative past tense of “to be,” and “were” is only used for the subjunctive past tense.
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With this reversal of power, there comes an intense and visceral defamiliarization of all the ways we unthinkingly gender power.How Naomi Alderman’s novel The Power deconstructs the patriarchy|Constance Grady|March 12, 2021|Vox