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Bravo, Mike!!!
Reuven Tsur
The Cognitive Poetics Project
Professor Emeritus
Hebrew Literature
Tel Aviv University
http://www.tau.ac.il/~tsurxx

On 06/08/2009, at 19:57, [log in to unmask] wrote:

> What a pity that Auden didn't have this help ... it might have  
> ameliorated his embarrassing deficiencies with the English Language.
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> On Aug 6, 2009, at 10:56 AM, Rich Cooper wrote:
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>> That phrase “a climate of opinion” is poignant, but essentially  
>> meaningless to communicants.  Many better phrasings suggest  
>> themselves:
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>>             diversity of opinions
>>             plurality of opinions
>>             everyone has an opinion
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>> and many more.  Mixing up otherwise irrelevant word classes  
>> (climate and opinion) that clearly are not mutually  
>> epistemologically socketed might be creative expressive language in  
>> the right circumstances, but that creativity doesn’t justify the  
>> misalignment.
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>> -Rich
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>> Sincerely,
>> Rich Cooper
>> EnglishLogicKernel.com
>> Rich AT EnglishLogicKernel DOT com
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>> From: Discussion Group for Psychology and the Arts [mailto:[log in to unmask] 
>> ] On Behalf Of Dianne Hunter
>> Sent: Thursday, August 06, 2009 7:38 AM
>> To: [log in to unmask]
>> Subject: what is remembered: "climate of opinion"
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>> What is remembered about Auden's elegy is the true phrase "a whole  
>> climate of opinion."
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>> On Tue, Aug 4, 2009 at 5:02 PM, Norman Holland  
>> <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
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>> ---------- Forwarded message ----------
>> From: Hunter, Dianne <[log in to unmask]>
>> Date: Tue, Aug 4, 2009 at 12:11 PM
>> Subject: Truth in art
>> To: Discussion Group for Psychology and the Arts <[log in to unmask] 
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>> Alithea (Greek for truth)=what is not forgotten.
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>> "Works of art are sometimes unjustly forgotten, but no work of art is
>> unjustly remembered."--W. H. Auden
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