Sigmund Freud is often referred to as the father of psychoanalysis; he was the first to ask and pursue several groundbreaking questions. However, despite any proclaimed parentage, the field has proceeded through multiple generations since the death of Freud himself, and the once influential name has now become a chapter in a psychology textbook, a stepping stone on the way to the names that are important now. True enough, certain speculations on Freud’s part – the Oedipus complex, his opinions on the healing properties of cocaine – do seem dubious when examined through a modern lens. Freud is often discarded because of this, especially in professional settings, but Freud’s conjectures being “false,” does not mean they were not meaningful.
No matter how strong and absurd your hatred towards something is love always conquers in the denouement. In the play, Romeo and Juliet, composed by William Shakespeare employs dramatic and language techniques to explore important themes and ideas in his play. The play was set in Verona Italy and is a story about the long feud between the families of the Capulets and the Montagues. The feud caused tragic consequences that led the beloved couple to their suicide. Romeo and Juliet talks about love and hate as an individual factor in the play and love and hate combined as one and the sacrifices endured because of it.
Act II, Scene IV of Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet, opens with an exchanged between Romeo’s companions, Benevolio and Meructio. Having attended Capulet’s party the night before, Benevolio informs Meructio that Tybalt, Juliet’s cousin and sworn enemy of the Montague’s, has sent Romeo’s father a letter. Meructio declares it a challenge, asking, “… is he a man to encounter Tybalt?” Benevolio retorts, “Why, what is Tybalt?,” Meructio elaborates by declaring:
A poem is a piece of writing that partakes of the nature of both speech and song that is nearly always rhythmical, usually metaphorical, and that often exhibits such formal elements as meter, rhyme, and stanza structure. In her poem, “Variations of the Word ‘“love”’,” Margaret Atwood introduces to her audience the word “love” from many different perspectives. Google defines “love” as “an intense feeling of deep affection”, or “having a deep feeling or sexual attachment to (someone).” But “love” is not something that can easily be described. Atwood goes on to present and portray the word through different illustrations, beginning with cliché examples and ending with her own personal scenarios. The author’s tone and metaphorical language effectively conveys her perspective of “love”.
They say: question everything. In Beloved by Toni Morrison, the way that the author leaves the story ambiguous leads to complex questions about the novel’s characters. She I believe this is because her intention is to create a thought-provoking experience for the reader where they create their own analysis because she knows that it is more powerful to only open up a larger discussion. She does not paint character’s in any particular light, forcing us to figure out their motives and judge them, but instead she focuses on condemning slavery.
Nonetheless, my early infatuation with languages pushed me through extensive hours of study. I endured the 28 pen strokes it took to write “lazy” in simplified Chinese and the elusive punctuation rules that could transform the Spanish word for “Pope” to “potato.” Soon, words began to take shape, bombarding me with meanings and egging me on to explore further. As I scoured Chinese newspapers for intriguing articles and sifted through Latin records for soulful lyrics, words became puzzles, eagerly waiting to be solved. The search for hidden meanings had always been an enriching process.
“The question is,” said Alice, “whether you can make words mean so many different things”.
I sit in this AP Language and Composition class trying to decipher the essence of the unending annotations and floods of random texts for the past quarter. Little did I know that I would be taking flight and soaring through the smallest details and threads of literary devices and techniques of analyzing language. Before this class, I looked at a book, aware that it was filled with potential symbolism and crucial themes that were definitely worth considering. Yet, I often paid far less attention to the way words are crafted in efforts to create a beautiful masterpiece. Who knew that the jargon used in Snow Falling on Cedars could significantly shape the overall tone of the book? From the years leading up to this class, the main goal I had
The words that we use in every day conversation help us to convey a message to whoever we are speaking to. Words are used in order to evoke a reaction, or create a lasting effect on whoever is receiving them. Authors determine the words they want to use by organizing their arguments or main points. In both Hipster: The Dead End Of Western Civilization by Douglas Haddow, and Bullet in the Brain by Tobias Wolff, the authors choose to make use of intellectual diction in order to indicate the idea that an absence of spontaneity is holding society back.
“A pair of star-crossed lovers take their life,” In “Romeo and Juliet” Shakespeare uses diction and foreshadowing to suggest that fate is bound to happen and the decisions you make can’t change it. It was fate that would have Romeo meet Juliet and eventually dying. And Nothing was able to stop it.
As time goes on, everything that we do in life modernises alongside us. Many people hold the opinion that ‘old fashioned’ methods of language use were more caring and creative, and that modern technology allows us to simply be ‘lazy’. However by looking at examples of texting, and/or web-based interaction, I will be able to show that modern language use can too be very creative.
It is very interesting how he could find many examples of corporations and important people stating words with no meaning. To me this surprised me the most because I realized how easily one can be fooled. He explained it as clutter; “the official language used by corporations to hide their mistakes” (15). It is amazing how so many presidents, senators, among other people who lead the country fool the majority of the population by twisting complex words around. The one that most impacted me was when President Ford told a group of businessmen: "We see nothing but increasingly brighter clouds every month."(On Writing Well, 23). His statement was very vague yet everybody saw hope. It is amazing to see the power words
John Humphrys is portrayed as a well-spoken, educated, individual (Radio, Television Presenter and an Author) who is very worried about the English language. “Life the love affair with OED” he uses this to express how infatuated by dictionaries he is and how this article shows how hurt he is. The new edition of Oxford English dictionary came out; Humphrys uses humour to describe how the dictionary ‘has fallen victim to fashion’ because of the removal of the “hyphen” of no fewer than 16,000 words that has “betrayed” his “precious” OED. He continues ‘it has happened because we are changing the way we communicate with each other, which means…. We no longer have time to reach the hyphen key’ meaning we are becoming very lazy with the new generation of technology.