language at play - Garrett Yamasaki Professor Josh wood Eng...

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Garrett Yamasaki Professor Josh wood Eng. 100A Tues/Thurs 8:00 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. 07/24/2008 “Language at Play” By Diane Ackerman Poetry into an Essay “Language at Play,” by Diane Ackerman is a well written piece of prose that describes the use of language and poetry. She aptly describes that literature can not be fully interpreted by anyone, and no one will truly understand the significance of every select word. Throughout this essay, I have to comment on the outstanding flow – it literally reminds me of a poem written to be a essay because of the intricately detailed and woven flow. Also, the wide range of vocabulary used throughout the essay made it seem to make more sense. Overall, Ackerman took a rather boring subject to talk about and made it uniquely interesting to the reader. At the beginning of the essay, Ackerman chooses some select words and describes the origin of them. She uses this as an example to illustrate that all poetry can be interpreted differently based off of the choice of words. For instance, Ackerman
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