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  1. Apr 2023
    1. Brainstorming: Cover for the Second Edition

      Somehow I've always been disappointed with the two dimensional aspects of the pseudo-diagrams on prior books and articles in the space. If you go with something conceptual, perhaps try to capture a multidimensional systems/network feel? It's difficult to capture the ideas of serendipity and combinatorial complexity at play, but I'd love to see those somehow as the "sexier" ideas over the drab ideas people have when they think of their mundane conceptualizations of "just" notes.

      Another idea may be to not go in the direction of the dot/line network map or "electronics circuit board route", but go back to the older ideas of clockworks, pneumatics, and steampunk...

      By way of analogy, there's something sort of fun and suggestive about a person operating a Jacquard Loom to take threads (ideas) and fashioning something beautiful (https://photos.com/featured/jacquard-loom-with-swags-of-punched-print-collector.html) or maybe think, "How would John Underkoffler imagine such a machine?"

      Now that I'm thinking about it I want a bookwheel (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bookwheel) next to my zettelkasten wheel!

  2. Feb 2023
    1. I am Joaquín,who bleeds in many ways.The altars of Moctezuma                I stained a bloody red.        My back of Indian slavery                Was stripped crimson        from the whips of masters        who would lose their blood so pure        when revolution made them pay,standing against the walls of Retribution.

      I believe Rodolfo Gonzales uses this powerful imagery of a Native American back bloodied from the whips of imperialist masters to show how strong and unbreakable his people are. They stand free today after having endured centuries of abuse and mistreatment.

  3. Jan 2023
    1. like a goddess of Victory

      This symbolizes the strength that Mrs. Mallard had during this time period, and shows that she will conquer obstacles in her future.

  4. Dec 2021
    1. To live a barren sister all your life, Chanting faint hymns to the cold fruitless moon.

      The imagery of the "cold fruitless moon" implies the Theseus' dislike or disagreement with the lives of nuns. It could also extend to his dislike with the moon herself.

    2. Than that which, withering on the virgin thorn, Grows, lives, and dies, in single blessedness.

      Another example of Theseus' disdain for the life of nuns, especially with the phrase, "withering on the virgin thorn." He clearly considers a waste of a woman's life.

    3. Than that which, withering on the virgin thorn, Grows, lives, and dies, in single blessedness.

      Another example of Theseus' disdain for the life of nuns, especially with the phrase, "withering on the virgin thorn." He clearly considers a waste of a woman's life.

    4. Chanting faint hymns to the cold fruitless moon.

      The imagery of the "cold fruitless moon" implies the Theseus' dislike or disagreement with the lives of nuns. It could also extend to his dislike with the moon herself.

  5. Jun 2021
    1. Horseshoe Theory

      In case you didn't know here is a definition.

      And here is one I hadn't heard of, an alt to horseshoe, the fish hook.

      Or to take it to its humorous extreme, the pretzel theory:

  6. Mar 2021
    1. Winner, in Park Slope, is too far from my own Brooklyn neighborhood for me to walk round-trip on an empty stomach. But in almost every other way, it is my ideal pandemic restaurant and its rotisserie chicken, brushed with smoked honey and rounded out with a pound or so of roasted potatoes, some braised kale and a noticeably fresh sourdough baguette, is my ideal pandemic meal.

      This imagery involved with Winner allows Pete to get across the same delightful feeling he is embraced with as he enjoys his ideal pandemic meal. The repetition of the phrase ideal pandemic allows him to hone into a lot of newfound relationships many people who are affected by the pandemic carry, appealing more widely to those affected by COVID. Both of these strategies spread importance and experiences which is Pete's goal.

  7. Dec 2020
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    1. blindfolding Maria and leading her up to the table

      Maria is blindfolded and led up to the table to "see what she would get", suggesting that she is not in control of her own destiny, and instead a helpless recipient of whatever life decides to throw her way. The blind being led to the table also conjures imagery of animals led to the altar for sacrifice, presenting Maria as a sacrificial lamb of sorts.

    2. He longed to ascend through the roof and fly away to another country where he would never hear again of his trouble, and yet a force pushed him downstairs step by step.

      Joyce's intent behind the juxtaposition of ascent and descent here is palpable. He likens "another country" to heaven, while "downstairs", i.e. Irish society, is hell. The "force" of societal pressures and Catholic guilt push him down the stairs, trapping him in a hell with no escape.

  9. Apr 2020
  10. Jan 2020
    1. were basically as secure from prying eyes as a neon beer sign.

      Imagery relatable to audience.

    2. Meanwhile world tension mounts when satellite imagery reveals that North Korea has positioned an 18-story plastic bottle containing an estimated 40 million liters of Diet Coke on the border with South Korea, and has somehow obtained what one military analyst describes as “Mentos mints the size of barns.” North Korea insists that the project is “strictly defensive,” but the United Nations Security Council, responding with its toughest sanctions yet against the rogue nation, votes to unfriend Kim Jong-un on Facebook.

      The imagery that Barry develops is easy for the audience to understand and lightens a serious issue going on.

    3. the outcome of a presidential election was decided by a tiny group of deeply confused Florida residents who had apparently attempted to vote by chewing on their ballots.

      Since he describes the people who determined the outcome of the 2000 presidential election as "a tiny group of Florida residents," readers can infer that Barry is referring to the Florida representatives of the electoral college. His descriptive imagery of how the residents "attempted to vote by chewing on their ballots" clearly reveals that Barry disagrees with their decision on voting for Bush. His tone is not angry, but flippant. Barry is writing in way that shows no respect toward his subject, but also not in a way that shows extreme anger or hatred, just misunderstanding and almost pity.

    4. If years were relatives, 2016 would be the uncle who shows up at your Thanksgiving dinner wearing his underpants on the outside.

      Barry uses comparisons and imagery frequently to intrigue the audience and add touches of humor that are relatable to the audience.

  11. Jul 2019
    1. w them. On the 1st of April it rained and melted the ice, and in the early part of the day, which was very foggy, I heard a stray goose groping about over the pond and cackling as if lost, or like the spirit

      Thoreau uses description and narration here to paint a picture of the natural world around him, the sounds and imagery. I found it interesting that he compared the cackling of the goose to the "spirit of the fog."

    1. Cet article relie l'imagerie cerebrale à la lecture de fiction. Les parties activées du cerveau pendant la lecture se relient à des actions. Selon les actions lues, les parties pour sentir des odeurs, les parties prémotrices, les parties sociales s'activent. Ainsi, il semble conclure que lire de romans aide aux personnes à avoir plus d'empathie. Les romans serviraient pour faire des simulacres.

  12. Mar 2019
    1. Mrs. Freeman went into a description of how he had popped her neck. She said he owned a ‖55 Mercury but that Glynese said she would rather marry a man with only a ‖36 Plymouth who would be married by a preacher. The girl asked what if he had a ‖32 Plymouth and Mrs. Freeman said what Glynese had said was a ‖36 Plymouth.

      The author uses imagery to differentiate between what kind of man Mrs. Freeman and Glynese would eventually marry.

  13. Nov 2018
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      My mistress' eyes are nothing like the sun; Coral is far more red than her lips' red;

  14. Sep 2018
    1. Down the ravine

      Wright never allows us to forget how the imagery is coming to him and no one else. He is the intermediary. He sees. He hears. He observes.

  15. Mar 2018
    1. soul-refreshing drink--more inebriating than wine--sweeter and more fragrant than any fruit

      the descriptions of the elixir make me want some. I wish Cornelius would've just written down the recipe

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    1. Give me thy hand,And let me see thee in thy woman’s weeds

      Orsino is okay with Viola's cross dressing in the past and he accepts her. He tells her that she can change her clothing and stop hiding. Shakespeare uses imagery and talks about her clothing. He refers to the clothing as "weeds" which offers a unique view on the idea of someone changing their physical appearance. This goes along with the theme of gender and goes to show that even in successfully getting Orsino, Viola is still defined by her gender.

      -Brian, Daniel, Douglas

  17. Nov 2017
  18. Oct 2017
    1. We should be far too from the discouraging persuasion, that man is fixed, by the law of his nature, at a given point: that his improvement is a chimæra, and the hope delusive of rendering ourselves wiser, happier or better than our forefathers were. As well might it be urged that the wild & uncultivated tree, hitherto yielding sour & bitter fruit only, can never be made to yield better: yet we know that the grafting art implants a new tree on the savage stock, producing what is most estimable both in kind & degree. Education, in like manner engrafts a new man on the native stock, & improves what in his nature was vicious & perverse, into qualities of virtue and social worth; and it cannot be but that each generation succeeding to the knowledge acquired by all those who preceded it, adding to it their own acquisitions & discoveries, and handing the mass down for successive & constant accumulation, must advance the knowledge & well-being of mankind: not infinitely, as some have said, but indefinitely, and to a term which no one can fix or foresee

      It is interesting to see the purposeful imagery the authors used for this passage. They first liken the students of UVA to a chimaera, a being composed of multiple animals, showing they intend to have us as students adapt and evolve during our time here rather than to remain a static character. The writers then go on to mention a tree that has been engrafted, much like a chimaera may take on new animals the tree takes on new fruits. This is what the founders of UVA wanted, but rather than fruits and animals, they wanted to do this with education and I feel this visual analogy serves well in that purpose.

  19. Sep 2017
    1. This is the dead land     This is cactus land     Here the stone images

      Imagery- visions of the desert or dry lands

    1. At some point, we may be able to make extensive modifications to human DNA, body tissues, or neurophysiological functioning, or to merge our bodies with sophisticated cybernetic devices.

      In this passage the author is allowing his intended audience, people who are curious in transhumanism, a glimpse into the future when technology merges with the human body. At this point one must question at what point does technology becomes a prosthesis? The author uses this imagery of technology merging with our body to form prosthesis, devices that function as a artificial body part, to suggest that technology at one point may be an extension of the human body. This extension of the human body supports his trans humanist ideas because it may allow a person to reach beyond their human potential.

  20. Feb 2017
    1. dark visitation of The Word

      How does the religious imagery here jar with the rest of the images? Why do you think such imagery is used in a contrastive way?

    2. Now you must master me.

      How successful do you think is the reference to BDSM culture to learning to write poetry?

    3. your practiced slouch, your porkpie hat at rakish angle,commending the dumpling-shaped lump atop your pelvis—as if we’ve one more thing to consider amidst the striptease of all your stanzas and all your lines—draws me down into the center of you: the prize peony,so that I’m nothing more than an ant whose singular laboris to gather the beading liquid inside you; bring it to light.

      In this poem, "You" is compared with two conceits, which are also extended metaphors. Why does the first conceit transform into the second? What is the dominant impression? What are they? Bear in mind, that D.A. Powell identifies as a gay poet.

  21. Jun 2016
    1. burns its strength into the blistered rock

      I find the forceful physicality of the imagery very memorable.

  22. Oct 2015
    1. ng is spread out against the sky

      the beauty of this line is undercut by the harshness of the following one.

  23. Sep 2015
    1. Chris’s picture.

      This just makes your heart hurt for her. I felt like I was there with her crying. I was so sad for her and what she was going to endure next.

    2. Click, dial tone, rewind.

      Good use of imagery.

    3. she drops like a shoe onto her blanket

      Good imagery for sound but so sad that it's talking about an old dog.

    4. The Milky Way is a long smear on the sky, like something erased on a blackboard.

      Very good imagery. Reminds me of my astronomy class.

  24. Nov 2013
    1. Only by forgetting this primitive world of metaphor can one live with any repose, security, and consistency: only by means of the petrifaction and coagulation of a mass of images which originally streamed from the primal faculty of human imagination like a fiery liquid, only in the invincible faith that this sun, this window, this table is a truth in itself, in short, only by forgetting that he himself is an artistically creating subject, does man live with any repose, security, and consistency.

      Brilliant use of imagery and metaphor. The primordial ooze of human constructed reality.