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capitalization: personifications and abstractions

Capitalize vivid personifications.

  • the march of Time
  • Fate’s fool

Capitalize metonymic nouns that stand for a noun that would be capitalized.

  • the Crown (stands for the Queen)

Abstractions are sometimes capitalized when used in an ideal sense. As general concepts, however, they are lower-cased:

  • We know that Justice is blind.
  • Beauty is truth, truth beauty-that is all Ye know on earth, and all ye need to know. -John Keats