Personification - Examples and Definition of Personification. Definition of Personification Personification is a figure of speech in which an idea or thing is given human attributes and/or feelings or is spoken of as if it were human.
Personification is a common form of metaphor in that human characteristics are attributed to nonhuman things. This allows writers to create life and motion within inanimate objects, animals, and even abstract ideas by assigning them recognizable human behaviors and emotions. Metaphors in Creative Writing // Purdue Writing Lab. This page is brought to you by the OWL at Purdue University.
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Better job prospects, a cognitive boost and even protection against dementia. Now new research shows that they can also view the world in different ways depending on the specific language they are operating in. The past 15 years have witnessed an overwhelming amount of research on the bilingual mind, with the majority of the evidence pointing to the tangible advantages of using more than one language. Going back and forth between languages appears to be a kind of brain training, pushing your brain to be flexible.
Just as regular exercise gives your body some biological benefits, mentally controlling two or more languages gives your brain cognitive benefits. Do you know the difference between a Holocaust and a holocaust? The Armenians do - Comment. And Ross is right.
And I think I know the background to this slippage in nomenclature. When I worked in the Middle East for The Times – long before Murdoch emasculated the paper – we found that whenever we referred to the Persian Gulf, Arab states would refuse to let the paper go on sale in Dubai or Cairo. Robert Fisk on the CIA 'torture report': Once again language is distorted in order to hide US state wrongdoing - Comment. Or, as the lads who torture on our behalf call it, “enhanced interrogation techniques”.
Let’s take a closer look at that. “Enhanced” is a word of improvement. It suggests something better, more learned, even less costly. For example, “enhanced medicine” would presumably involve a more streamlined way of improving your health. Just as “enhanced schooling” would suggest a more worthy education for a child. So the “interrogators” have special skills – which implies training, learnt work, application, the product of brains.
Bilingualism offers 'huge advantages', claims Cambridge University head. Leszek Borysiewicz, vice-chancellor of Cambridge University, sees bilingualism is an important asset.
Photograph: Felix Clay for the Guardian Arriving at his Cardiff primary school aged five, the future vice-chancellor of Cambridge University had just one English phrase. JohnPerivolaris. Multilingualism: Johnson: Bringing up baby bilingual. Quebec's Language Laws Lead to "Pastagate" In Canada, the province of Quebec's endless language wars are playing out yet again in the public arena, this time as farce — thanks in no small part to the power of social media.
The long-running language debate in a province where English-speakers are outnumbered by French-speakers, has recently reached new heights of absurdity against the backdrop of a proposed language law tabled by the province's separatist minority government. Bill 14, a piece of legislation authored by Premiere Pauline Marois’ Parti Québecois, would toughen the province’s existing laws, limiting access to English education for Francophones and Anglophones alike, stripping many municipalities of their bilingual status, and broadening the powers of the province’s so-called “language police”. This comes on top of a controversial law passed in 1977 — the Charter of the French Language, popularly known as Bill 101, which enshrines French as the province’s official language.
Reviewed: The Silence of Animals by John Gray. The Silence of Animals: On Progress and Other Modern Myths John GrayAllen Lane, 240pp, £18.99 The first book by John Gray I read was his study of the thought of Isaiah Berlin, published in 1995.
Reading it had a profound effect on my thinking about morality but I suspect that writing it had an even more profound effect on Gray and may have been a significant turning point in his philosophy.
Spanish. Grammar: A Matter of Fashion. Draft is a series about the art and craft of writing. “Much was said, and much was ate, and all went well.” Clearly this sentence was written by a fourth grader – or at best someone not ushered into acquaintance with “proper” grammar. Like, say, Jane Austen? That’s straight out of her novel “Mansfield Park.” Linguists insist that it’s wrong to designate any kind of English “proper” because language always changes and always has. Fair enough – but there’s a middle ground. Those who ignore rules of fashion exercise little influence in society, whether we like it or not. We are taught that a proper language makes perfect logical sense, and that allowing changes willy-nilly threatens chaos. Endangered Languages Project.