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  • In addition to the understanding that, in Marvell’s “To His Coy Mistress”, minimally built identities behind the poem’s characters adds a desired sense of timelessness to its content, the characters’ simple images prioritize a timely union before deep personal connection, further developing Marvell’s criticism of prolonging love’s partnership w…Read More

  • Hi Alvaro, I’m interested in your post about mental health and its tie to social media. Your points are valid and highly important, as social media use continues to expand and mental illness with it. I resonate especially with your weighing of social media’s pros and cons, for it both “battles loneliness and boredom through easy commu…Read More

  • Hello, Lluvia,
    I appreciate the angle you took in your post in respect to domestic violence in the midst of the pandemic chaos that’s been plaguing the world. Deserving much more attention than it’s given, the issue is of even more urgent concern as our country seeks healing in isolation. I agree with you when you say, “ this pandemic has shown…Read More

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    You, Yourself, and Your Being

    In life, artwork, and especially literature, the narrative is often formed to the understanding of good vs. evil. There stands a protagonist and an antagonist—hero vs. villain, one vs. all, or, perhaps, man vs. himself. Personality, too, develops through...

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    • Hi Hannah, interesting explanation of Freud’s personality theory! This reminds me of the old “nature vs. nurture” debate and which one affects personality the most. The “id” seems like the nature side, and the super ego and ego fall more on the nurture side. I suppose desire to fit in and meet social standards could be nature as well. Basically, it seems like all these labels for parts of our being are intertwined and hard to identify in reality. It’s also interesting that personality is a mix of the id and superego, moderated by the ego, suggesting that it’s different parts nature and nurture.

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    Words in Sound and Shape

    The beauty of language reveals itself in how distinctly it touches a person’s identity in both written and spoken form. Consider Latin, a predominantly written language of which people do not speak; presumed a dead language by many, the...

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    • As a bilingual teen, I have started to notice that at home, I speak both languages in a different manners. In english, I notice that I sound high-pitched and more mono-tone. However, in marathi, the language I speak at home, I notice the tone of my voice is very varied, and that I tend to speak sort of happier.

    • Hi Hannah, nice analysis of language and communication. I also think I commented on one of your other posts (cool). In reference to how you said that language helps us understand the people before us, I read a Stephen King thing that called writing telepathy. Here I am, writing this comment at like 1 AM, and you might be reading it days later. He said to imagine a table with a red tablecloth and a cage with a rabbit on it, and there you go, now I sent you a table and rabbit from the past. I thought that was cool. I also thought it was interesting how writing provides an outlet for thoughts where criticisms from other people aren’t a pressing concern. Referencing Rohit’s comment over there, I speak a little Mandarin, and if I were ever to write a note that expressed something important, it would be much less nerve wracking to do it in Mandarin, even if the recipient was fluent. Something about kind of knowing another language makes me feel like it’s less real, which is interesting.

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