Who are you, really?

From the Catcher in the Rye, Holden Caulfield can never say that’s he’s scared of the future. Because he’s a teenage boy and expressions and emotions aren’t cool. He talks through analogy, like the duck, fish, and pond analogy. He can’t express himself in words. Instead, he expresses himself through something I like to call “Caulfield” language.

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Why Do We Use Language?

Language is our primary method of expressing feelings, emotions, desires, and warnings, as well as to share information.  Language can be written or verbal, and through the proper use of just the right words, language can be a powerful tool to guide the reader (or listener) to think or act in just the way the author intends.

Photo by jurek d. @2015 (CC BY-NC-ND 2.0)
Photo by jurek d. @2015 (CC BY-NC-ND 2.0)

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