The Most Powerful Weapon Of A Human Being Essay

722 Words Jun 30th, 2015 3 Pages
In the beginning was the Word...

What do the words mean in our life? Have you ever wondered about this? There are so many different words. One single word can turn everything upside down: our own life, someone else’s life, and even the whole world. Nothing could be more perfect than the word. All actions and their consequences are because of words. Words are the most powerful weapon of a human being. I am sure that there will be a lot of people who will be skeptical to this kind of statement (no ‘s’), but if you think about it, you realize that this is true. Words can offend and drag in the mud, saying some words you can destroy someone 's life, start a war, and even kill, but at the same time with the proper words you can encourage and give hope, help to find meaning in someone 's life, you can heal and give wings to people inspiring them. Communication arises thanks to words. And it doesn 't matter what kind of a communication it is, it defines absolutely everything in our life. But let 's narrow the field of our research to the communication through writing. Let 's look at the words writers use to engage us into an nonverbal communication, teach us and may be give a push start to future research. How do writers influence on us? What "tricks" do they use? As Linda Flower states in her Writing for an Audience, "The goal of the writer is to create a momentary common ground between the reader and the writer." (Flower, p.91). The essay Getting Started by Anne…

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