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If Every Word Is Suspect, Your Writing Will Be Arresting

Here’s something I learned from the late Polish poet Wislawa Szymborska: If every word is suspect, your writing will be arresting.

What does this mean? It means writing–especially poetry writing–cannot always be a prisoner of denotation. 523 more words


Which Ones Were The Good Ones

Which ones were the good ones
Memories lost through time & space
Disenchanted moments fallen away
Disappointed lovers – we can’t be replaced
Life wasn’t always sunny back then… 24 more words


Fundamentals of Linguistics Notes 10 27 2016

Chapter six, continued.

Hypernym versus hyponym.


Female is hyponym to human

Woman, girl, are hyponyms to female

Connotation – all the particular things of that term… 389 more words

How Does Bradbury Introduce Characters?

Here we go everybody. At long last, we’re up and running, and we’re starting with some content regarding Ray Bradbury’s sci-fi classic, Fahrenheit 451. Enjoy the episode and transcript for your resources. 943 more words


Human meta language

I came around a psychological test called Roschachs test and an interesting hypothes which I read in Thomas Anzs biography of Franz Kafka and that is that the interpretation of someone, here of Kafka is more expressive and telling not about the Kafka but about the biographer himself. 226 more words

Life In Faith And Faith In Life