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Having a body entails a sense of this relationship

“Metonymy, like metaphor, is thought by some to be a part of our innate language faculty – and an even greater foundational aspect of a human being’s natural cognitive abilities. 84 more words

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Student work: 80 Flowers poems

The danger on all sides with this exercise was Staying On Topic. Some of the ones below manage to get gorgeously off-topic once and again. Others stick to a putative topic but the texture and resonance of the language exceeds all topicality.  502 more words

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Exercise: LZ's word-flowers

This one came in three parts — a reading assignment, a journal assignment, a writing assignment. The first two meant (along with an in-class introduction to metonymy) (in which I promised we’d use the word more broadly than it usually is) (all language I do think it is metonymic just as all of it’s metaphoric) as robust prep for the third. 386 more words

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The Dance of Spirit

This schematic organizes the key concepts in this book into a coherent structure. Visualizing each idea in this form allows me to better understand the relationship between consciousness and unconsciousness, being and death, and self and non-self, and where each concept falls in the spectrum. 153 more words

The Spirit

Can a person be called 'a step' like in this paragraph?

He had already gotten his hands on the latest evidence. That was a good start, but only a start. Lots of hard work was still left.

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