Classification (literature)

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Classification is a figure of speech linking a proper noun to a common noun using the or other articles.[which?][1]

Example[examples needed][edit]

"Finland, the land of a thousand lakes."
"Japan, the land of the rising sun."


  1. ^ *Marcello Sorce Keller, "The Problem of Classification in Folksong Research: a Short History", Folklore, XCV(1984), no. 1, 100-104.