The Emotional Badlands of Language, or, Language is Not Just Data

Photo Credit: Canadian singer Leonard Cohen in Trouville-sur-Mer (Normandy, France), taken 26 January 1988 by Roland Godefroy: Teddyyy/Wikimedia Commons/CC BY 3.0 “If words are the arrow, we ourselves — our interior landscapes, our outward actions, the authenticity of our lives — are the bow.” (Popova, par. 1) As many of my blog readers know, I … Continue reading The Emotional Badlands of Language, or, Language is Not Just Data

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The Transition from Hands To Mouth of Jacqueline Du Pre

Photo Credit: Jacqueline du Pre on the cover of her Dvorak Cello Concerto in B Minor album with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra conducted by Daniel Barenbom (who was also her husband), 1971, EMI Records: amadeusrecord/Flickr/CC BY SA 2.0 “Well, that just means I’ve had to use more my mouth than my hands.” – Jacqueline du … Continue reading The Transition from Hands To Mouth of Jacqueline Du Pre

Personification

  Lewis Carroll’s Alice’s Adventures In Wonderland is filled with personification, most of it involving animals. Above are a few examples. Photo Credit: Original illustration of White Rabbit by John Tenniel from Alice’s Adventure’s in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll, 1865: Mturtle/Wikimedia Commons/PD Art (PD Old 100) Photo Credit: Original illustration of the Fish Footman and the … Continue reading Personification