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Mining Language for Meaning with Alice Derry
Spokane Convention Center
Spokane, WA
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Mining Language for Meaning with Alice Derry
"Words, words, words," says Hamlet, when the nosy Polonius asks him what he is reading.  Words are what poems are made of; one purpose of poetry is to explore words and mine them for their wide and connotative meanings.  Poetry helps us humans, whose life is built on language, understand our mode of connecting with the world in more depth.  Poetry forging ahead to the frontiers of language enables us to better understand the meanings and mysteries of our lives.  While a poem often begins with a scrap of language, what we want to say (our intention) can overwhelm how we say it.  In this session, we'll look at a number of shorter poems by well-known writers.  Then, using intuition as a guide, we'll select about ten words from one of the poems.  Putting the well-known poem aside, we'll use the words and their artificial order to jolt us into new ways of thinking.



Spokane Convention Center (View)
334 W. Spokane Falls Blvd.
Spokane, WA 99201
United States

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Arts > Literary
Education > Workshops
Other > Festivals

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Non-Smoking: Yes!
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!


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