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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

Poetry

Word Power

I read this article from NPR yesterday and was excited. Not because of the content. I think the article makes a serious point, but the fact that the reporter pulled out the dictionary makes me giddy. 166 more words

Writing

Fundamentals of Linguistics Notes 10 27 2016

Chapter six, continued.

Hypernym versus hyponym.

Human

Female is hyponym to human

Woman, girl, are hyponyms to female

Connotation – all the particular things of that term… 389 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

Roland 'Barthes'

Barthes

The Barthes method of breaking down communication through a visual channel is using the method of the ‘Semiotics’, reading the signs of what is being expressed, for example taking a poster and looking at the true meaning and what it’s trying to tell us in detail. 398 more words

Media Theory

Screen Cultures and Selves (Lecture 2)

Meaning

How we make meaning? How do we understand who we are? How do we identify with the world/images/films/TV/computer games/books?

  • Meaning → Semiotics → Signs (we know red means stop and green means go)
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Class Notes

An Introduction to Semiotics

Semiotics is defined as how signs, symbols and their meanings are interpreted. The way we often see & understand things has a subconscious impact on an individual. 223 more words

CATS (JB)