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Why I Hate The Word “Passion”

“So tell me, what are you passions?” I Hate – with a capital H – it when people ask me this and I never really knew why. 394 more words


Denotation and Connotation

If you want to discuss the meaning of a word, it helps to know the difference between denotation and connotation. These two terms are easy to confuse because they describe related concepts. 176 more words


Research point: Semiotics

I studied semiotics (and structuralism, and post-structuralism) last year as part of Context & Narrative. I won’t reproduce the whole post here but will summarise my basic understanding, augmented by what I have learned since. 424 more words

Research & Reflection

Exercise: Martin Shields' footballers


Part 1

Analyse Martin Shields’ photograph of two young footballers. What are the denotations and connotations of this image? You can write your answer in descriptive prose or make a bullet list if you find this easier. 392 more words


Little Observations...

…are a big part of being a science fiction writer. Of being a writer in general, really. Some nonfiction writers might be exceptions — a writer of specialized technical texts, maybe, for example — but even most nonfiction writers are doing the same thing that fiction writers and poets are doing: writing things that are meaningful to their readers. 822 more words


What's the rellephants? ~ Week three

There are only so many puns to be said with elephants so don’t stress, I won’t be using the elephant of surprise too much.

The photo I’ve included below can have so many meanings, across the planet. 502 more words