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Lecture 8 Humanities
Talk on Text
The creative process:
Text: the word of anything written or printed
The very words and sentences as originally written
Three key elements: the word, the sentence and the figure
THE WORD a change in word can change the meaning of a poem or sentence
The morning star teared the sky play
THE FIGURE the familiar made strange
The strange made familiar
FORK the perceptual transformation of the fork, Simic transforms our idea of
ourselves (the one who use the fork)
Metaphor a figure of speech in which one thing Is described in terms of another.
The basic figure of poetry
oMetaphor is pervasive in everyday life, not just in language, but in thoughts
and action. Lakoff and Johnson
Your claims are indefensible
He attacked every weak point in my argument
Wilfred Owen
born in England
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