Words? What is the meaning of words? Through someone’s aspect, it could be considered as the most efficient communicating tool of human being. On the other hand, some people may treat it as an irreplaceable expression of their emotion. Objectively speaking, “words” could definitely be concluded in both ways above, but in my opinion, using words is a privilege and honor. I use words to gain knowledge and words give me all kinds of possibilities of understanding new stuff when I intend to enhance my personal abilities.
-When do you like words; when not? Mostly, words represents simple language communication and stand for a carrier of people’s emotion. For example, I felt very upset and frustrated when I got a few deny letters from some universities I applied in the last year of my high school. During that time, every single word from these letters turned to be sharp and dreadful. However, when I have a chat with my old friends, I usually enjoy every moment of texting and also enjoy every word I type during those chats. In general, whether I like or dislike some certain words, it is not only depends on words itself, but also depends on the words-using in its different situations.
-What’s easy; what’s not? Personally, I think poems and some traditional literatures are very hard for me. In contrast, I feel easy when I read novels and scientific papers.
-Who are you as a reader, writer, thinker, speaker, listener?
- If you’re lucky enough to think, read, hear, write in
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What are words? A simple question such as this would in theory demand only a simple answer. Words, however, take such an abundance of forms that creating a truly inclusive definition for the notion of “words” is daunting. In its physical manifestation, a word is little more than air passing over taut tendons, forming sounds which are accented by flicks of the tongue against the teeth and roof of the mouth. These sounds are arranged in patterns that come to be recognized and accepted as words. But are these sounds all that words represent?—certainly not. Words command power. Although the defiant playground motto states that “sticks and stones may break bones, but words can never hurt,”
Words are like an appearance. With each syllable, they can express each element that is in the depth of an individual's mind and their personality. Like the appearance, society will judge an individual based on the words that they choose and in the context that it is used in. In reference to the quote from the article “The Meanings of a Word” by Gloria Naylor “Words themselves are innocuous; it is the consensus that gives them true power.” Gloria Naylor explains that words themselves are not harmful or destructive, but it depends on context and the person who chooses to use the words and in a derogatory manner.
Weapons and words are two different things because of course weapons are used to kill you and hurt you in some cases, and words are used to break you down in some ways. It depends on how the person uses the words he or she says. Just like weapons are not always used to kill you in some cases their used to give a message to a person. But words can make people do things to themselves, because you
In the real world people don't see words as a weapon. Instead we see it as something that is crucial for us to function in society. People don't look at the big picture and see how words really are something that can be dangerous. Zusak writes, “Blood leaked from her nose and licked at her lips. Her eyes had blackened. Cuts had opened up and a series of wounds were rising to the surface of her skin. All from words. Liesel's words” (Zusak, 253). Words are everything to humans. It doesn't matter where you are in the world, words allow you to break down that barrier that's holding you back from connecting to others. Words change lives both positively and negatively. liesel expresses, "I have hated words and i have loved them, and i hope i have made them right” (Zusak, 528). When Liesel wrote this she understood how powerful words were. She knew that a single word can impact many many people. Most people don't think about what they are going to say before they say it. it comes naturally they say what they think. picture this, what if we were able to use words to our advantage like liesel? We can we just have to think. Words are everything, they are most certainly not things that wander out of people’s mouths and have no
Blaise Pascal once said: “Kind words do not cost much. Yet they accomplish much”. The same could be said for harmful words. One word could change someone's entire day, whether that be kind or harmful is all up to the speaker. Words can hurt and they can repair, but they can never be forgotten. Words are powerful and can be used numerous different ways. Words can dictate how we are perceived, they can be used to persuade, they can be used to evoke emotion, logical sense and credibility as well as how a person’s daily life plays out.
Words can have a huge impact on people if they learn to use them correctly. In A Word for Everything written by Helen Keller she describes how words brought her joy to her and made her more eager to learn. Keller grew up blind, so the words affected her in a positive way. In the essay Homemade Education by Malcolm X, he talks about how words had a positive impact on his writing and speaking. The essay Coming to Language by Jimmy Santiago tells us how words gave him courage and confidence he needed to overcome his situation.
Words are the foundation of most of the powers used to be influential. The use of words can affect or impact the way a power is used; for example, people can either use words to build you up or break you down. They can also be used to mislead people by “telling people the things they want to hear instead of the things they need to hear” (Paragraph 4, The Danger of Silence). Words can be abused and can lead to serious issues for the person speaking and the person those words were directed for. In the Ted talk “When Online Shaming Goes Too Far”, we see how many people can misinterpret others opinions and use their words to “dehumanize people” (Ted Talk) as a way to have some power over that person. Ones’ words
Language can be used in many different ways. Its most powerful form is when it is used to control others. The book we just finished in class, Animal Farm, which is an extended metaphor about the events leading up to the Russian Revolution and on to the Stalinist era of the Soviet Union. For example, in Animal Farm, the pigs are always threatening the animals that Mr. Jones would come back. Another example would be a Michelin Tires ad. This ad is saying that without these tires, you are killing your baby. Language can be uplifting and powerful, but using language to control others, holds more power.
"So avoid using the word ‘very’ because it’s lazy. A man is not very tired, he is exhausted. Don’t use very sad, use morose. Language was invented for one reason, boys—to woo women—and, in that endeavor, laziness will not do." That quote stuck with me till today. Not only do words give you an better chance to hopefully impress that person you have a crush
The icy air whistles throughout the town, causing the windows to rattle and the shutters to bang loudly. The town is dark and silent for the sun has yet to rise, but it's a lovely sight with the white snow laying untouched. The houses become works of art, with their beautiful undisturbed snowy roofs. Snug inside a small inn many a pale beauty gazes out over the freshly fallen snow with her unusual purple eyes never leaving the light of the roaring fire from the town-square. Shadows of the flames dance against the freshly fallen snow, and a soul figure tends to the fire. For a second she stands there watching the fire before turning around to face her small bedroom where she glides across the room towards the small narrow wooden door. Pausing with her pale hand hovering just a few inches from the knob, she glances over her shoulder at the frosty snow covered window before giving the knob a slight turn. Slipping into the dark drafty hallway, the pale beauty tugs her white hood up over her snow white hair before stepping onto the creaky spiral wooden staircase. Below she could hear the faint whispers of the innkeeper on how winter has come, but she pays it no mind as she descends the staircase to the room below. The room below is warm just like her small room above, and the warm glow from the fireplace is the only source of light in the room. Slipping into an empty chair, she flagged down the innkeeper with her pale hand, and ordered herself a bit of food.
There’s no one to talk to... I hate this place. The smell, the silence, the way that time hangs in the air catalyses my irritation. I scream yet no one hears. I question but no one answers. I’m just waiting for the day I die and no one finds me. I guess I won’t be there to enjoy that.
Your stomach is feeling bubbly. Following those in charge on an interminable pathway. The waves are wild horses, rearing up before crashing down onto the river, pounding the rocks with their stainless-steel hooves. After finally reaching to the peak of the starting point, the doughnut-like tube emerges itself in the arctic water.
Nostalgie. Forward then back and out, the sound travels across my tongue. Reminiscent of times past, it rolls and flows breathlessly, effortlessly. I am mesmerized. The French tongue captivates my interest, resonates with my being—my favorite word in this beautiful language.
In all kinds of socialisation, language is the main tool that is used to expose sentiments. In society, people use language, includes both spoken and non-spoken language, to convey, comprehend, and exchange