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    increases our point of view of God’s character, Lewis goes on to discuss another way miracles reveal God’s character to us. Lewis talks about a “second class of miracles.” They show us the reasons behind God’s actions. The man on the tightrope would not be able to understand this either, since he is already limited and is further limited in the fact that he can’t see the beginning or the end of the tightrope. He cannot understand the creation of the tightrope he stands on even in that moment. Lewis uses the metaphor of a Humpty Dumpty. Everything that science understands comes from only the fall of Humpty Dumpty. We cannot see the beginning nor the end. Lewis states: From the very nature of the case of the laws of degradation…which we find in matter at present, cannot be the ultimate and eternal nature of things” (19). If we can scientifically see disorganization occurring, then there must have been a starting point or a wall Humpty Dumpty fell off. As Humpty Dumpty falls through his three-dimensional world, God then showed something, as Lewis states, “Who on earth knows what the spectators might see?” (21). In the church, we talk about “God-sightings”, but usually we miss how God is working in our personal lives. For example, Lewis talks about the miracle of Jesus rising from the dead, as the promise that God will one day restore all men and creation from death to life. Understanding this can help Christians to see why the disciples and Paul talk so much about how we were…

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    The passage reads, “ ‘I don’t know what you mean by ‘glory,’" Alice said. Humpty Dumpty smiled contemptuously. ‘Of course you don’t -- till I tell you. I mean ‘there’s a nice knock-down argument for you!’ ‘But ‘glory’ doesn’t mean ‘a nice knock-down argument,’" Alice objected. ‘When I use a word,’ Humpty Dumpty said, in a rather scornful tone, ‘it means just what I choose it to mean -- neither more nor less.’
‘The question is,’ said Alice, ‘whether you can make words mean so many different…

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    Rebecca St. James who was also a contemporary Christian singer/songwriter. The brothers moved to Nashville, Tennessee in 1991 because of their father’s job relocation as a music promoter. During high school, the brothers did background vocals for their sister, Rebecca. After Luke graduated high school, him and his brother thought about forming a band. In 2007, they started performing as a band named “Joel and Luke”, which was later changed to “Austoville”. In 2009, they signed on with Warner…

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    We all know the nursery rhymes which we loved as a kid and sing to other children. Most people think of it as a child's song with no other meaning or maybe just a song of history. But they have what we might call a dark side, so prepare yourself for what you're about to here. Let's start with Ring Around the Rosie. Ring Around the Rosie came to be by the “Black Death” outbreak in the 14th century which spread, and killed about 15% of the country's population that's a lot in the 14th century.…

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    languages and cultures, and using rhetorical questions for her audience of students, scientists, and professionals. Boroditsky applies references to common knowledge by using nursery rhymes, popular culture, and a literary allusion. By using common knowledge in the text, the author helps readers understand that language changes the way we think by using examples that the reader will recognize to understand complex ideas and to relate them to everyday life. For example, Boroditsky uses the…

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    adulthood. In a more clearer sense, the characters of the Caterpillar and Humpty Dumpty are important figures to acknowledge, because they play the role of keeping the repression away from Alice’s mind, more specifically, the repression of childhood. Caterpillar tells Alice in the first book to, “Keep your temper” (Carroll 41), which is one of the first cautions that Carrol gives to Alice. The advice has double meaning directed towards Alice, which is to not get mad, and to always stay as you…

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    In fact, in an argument over which view is right, we may miss a vital detail; that none of them are. And that is once again the point; the poem is not a riddle to be figured out, nor is it another language that needs translating. It is nonsense, plain and simple, and was written with ambiguity as the intention. And so while Humpty Dumpty is right in saying that “slithy toves” are fantastical creatures moving in a lithe and slimy manner (Carroll, 2014), I am equally correct in my interpretation…

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    These examples include the Humpty Dumpty nursery rhyme, a language study done at Stanford University, and a research experiment completed in Pormpuraaw, a remote Aboriginal community in Australia (Boroditsky, 437-439). The choice to add the Humpty Dumpty nursery rhyme as an example of how language shapes the way people think connects Boroditsky’s argument to her audience on an emotional…

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    to expect and they will learn more about it in her studies. The article, “Lost in Translation” was published in the The Wall Street Journal to help businesses understand the impact language has on people in all parts of the world. Boroditsky captures her audience by using the nursery rhyme “Humpty Dumpty” which uses the appeal to authority. She talks about her experience and what she did to further her research her personal experience fit well with personal anecdote. The reader will also see…

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    women’s want of independence which is expressed through Swenson’s sarcastic tone in the poem (poemhunter.com). In the poem, Swenson uses an extended metaphor by comparing women to a rocking horse, an inanimate object. Moreover, the diction used is simple which shows how people did not think of woman as intelligent. As mentioned before, Swenson asserts her preference to be independent thus giving“Women” a sarcastic tone. By stating, “Women should be pedestals to men,” it conveys the mindset of…

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