What is Said vs. What is Meant

Language is complicated. Communication is even more complicated. So what is more complicated, you ask? Creating meaning through the process of language and communicating that meaning effectively, that is what! Apart from worrying about the context in which meaning is being produced, we, as communicators, also have to worry about the fact that a lot … Continue reading What is Said vs. What is Meant

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“And if thou wilt, forget.”

Christina Rosetti's poem, "Song," fascinated me. In this poem, the speaker is telling a loved one not to mourn them when they die, because life will go on. Rosetti structured the poem in two stanzas, each presenting the idea of memory in a contrasting way. The title of the poem, "Song," works with the way … Continue reading “And if thou wilt, forget.”