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Posted by Rufus on 20 January 2018 - 04:00 PM
Posted by Rufus on 20 January 2018 - 01:19 PM
I like how you imply that reading a good book is like listening to a great symphony. All the parts and pieces coming together to form a coherent listening experience. Rhythms and structures are what constantly drives us forward. Let's hope the stories told in the future will have a patient rhythm to tell the story of our present. Our media tells them so fast the beats per minute make it difficult to keep up.Just a question but I was wondering why people can listen to a song over and over again but find it difficult to re-read short stories and books the same way?
I think it might be the electric ear worms. They travel really, really fast...
Reading books has its own sense of syncopated beats all layered inside. I guess a reader has to slow down the BPM a bit to really listen to the symphony within.
Posted by Rufus on 18 January 2018 - 03:26 PM
Stephen Langton (c. 1150 – 9 July 1228) was an English Cardinal of the Roman Catholic Church and Archbishop of Canterbury between 1207 and his death in 1228. The dispute between King John of England and Pope Innocent III over his election was a major factor to the crisis which produced Magna Carta in 1215. Cardinal Langton is also credited with having divided the Bible into the standard modern arrangement of chapters used today.
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Posted by Rufus on 04 September 2017 - 03:34 PM
A related term...
Polysemy - One word used to describe different things. Also can include phrases, symbolic poetic imagery, and different forms of jargon. Example: Look up the word monster in webster. Then look up the same word in an old law dictionary. Some words have up to 30 meanings. They're meant to hit the senses on a deeper level. They are always done on purpose (this is the main difference between the above related homophones) and are especially used in an historical sense; over time words change their meaning but can still be twisted to serve more than one purpose of meaning.Perhaps this is why it is difficult to teach these in class. It relates to etymology (origins of words) which takes time and study. Worthy study for a greater historical sense in meaning.Often, judging how Polysemes are related makes them ambiguous and vague in nature. I think this works with all languages in one form or another as problems arise when non-native speakers learn a new language. At least it's seen when learning English. Inside information can be conveyed using this device.
I found this post about 'twilight language' to be apt:
Posted by Rufus on 19 August 2017 - 01:05 PM
Shall we speak of hubris this morning?
This is a literary concept designed to show a characters ignorance and pride. These types of characters usually have over inflated egos. They hold positions of power that cross examine their own moral codes and they usually break them and form new ones. They delight in causing shame in others just for the fun of it. Revenge is not hubris. Hubris is when one thinks themselves better than another. Sometimes it becomes so great as to leave an individual thinking he is equal to god. Always leading the character to try and defy nature and bring about destruction for everyone concerned.
Posted by Rufus on 06 August 2017 - 02:11 PM
Posted by Rufus on 06 August 2017 - 01:57 PM
“Folks, our nation’s hen houses are on the attack. If we don’t act now, it’s no more fried egg and cheese biscuits for us. No more fried chicken. No more chicken noodle soup. No more Wendy’s Spicy Chicken sandwiches. It’s gone. All gone. As soon as these bastards get their hands on our chicken, the only thing we’ll have is either Curried Chicken or Chicken Tacos. And who eats that shit? This is America folks. If we let ISIS and illegal Mexicans get to our chickens, it’s over folks. The American dream is dead. But, I’m here to tell you folks, I’ve read on Twitter and Facebook that the best thing we can do to keep the chickens safe is guarding them with nature’s top assassin. The fox. The fox is a ruthless killer, heartless, and he’ll snuff out anyone trying to hurt our nation’s precious hens. God bless foxes, and God bless America!” said Trump. The crowd of news reporters and farmers erupted in a thunderous applause.
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