Deals with the decline in power of evil through the ages of Arda, and how this is connected with phases of the development of language (metaphoric, metonymic, and demotic) as described by Northrop Frye and Owen Barfield.
Croft, Janet Brennan
"The Name of the Ring; Or, There and Back Again,"
Mythlore: A Journal of J.R.R. Tolkien, C.S. Lewis, Charles Williams, and Mythopoeic Literature: Vol. 35
, Article 6.
Available at: http://dc.swosu.edu/mythlore/vol35/iss2/6