Do we, as humans…have the right to take the lives of other sentient organisms…when we are not forced to do so by hunger or dietary need, but rather for the frivolous reason that we like the taste of meat? In essence, shouldn't we know better?
—Peter Cheeke
apostrophe
Words that are spoken to a person who is absent or imaginary, or to an object or abstract idea. The poem God's World by Edna St. Vincent Millay begins with an apostrophe: "O World, I cannot hold thee close enough!/Thy winds, thy wide grey skies!/Thy mists that roll and rise!"