Exempt Psycholinguistic #FreeVerse #Poetry

A free verse written by Lee Sonogan

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Could one live on the sense of beauty alone, exempt from the necessity of ‘creature comforts,’ a sea-voyage would be delightful. – Bayard Taylor

Feigned pseudo far from something mastered,

Clinal practitioners with the real experimental ability,

Cognitive-behavioural therapy without interruption,

It takes real skill to provide solutions to traumatic representations.

Innatist relativity causing a disconnect in so-called ‘Universal Grammer’,

More rare liability than useful recursion,

Look at the observed changes diachronic,

Language, as it is, does not show all the cohesive data on how the human brain functioned.

This suggests the development of neurobiology is not finished,

That initial sentence suggests the world lacks in helpful creativity,

If I had to analyse the dramatis personae expressed by you one at a time,

It would inspire more than these tools in manifesting something we both have not heard.

So which guideline should a writer follow, “Avoid elegant variation” or “Don’t use a word twice on one page”? Traditional style guides don’t resolve the contradiction, but psycholinguistics can help. Wording should not be varied capriciously, because in general people assume that if someone uses two different words they’re referring to two different things. And as we shall soon see, wording should never be varied when a writer is comparing or contrasting two things. But wording should be varied when an entity is referred to multiple times in quick succession and repeating the name would sound monotonous or would misleadingly suggest that a new actor had entered the scene. — Steven Pinker




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