7 Matching Annotations
  1. Oct 2016
    1. Winter kept us warm

      the opposition of normal ideas associated with the months, this suggests disaster, things are not going as they should and the world is out of order

    2.    But there is no water

      desperation and reiteration of a need not met

    3. Tereu

      french for 'chant' this idea is constant throughout the long poem, a sort of coming together, call to action

    4. “That corpse you planted last year in your garden, “Has it begun to sprout? Will it bloom this year?

      these lines of dramatic dialogue insinuate many things, such as: death being serious and sad while at the same time being obscured and normal, the dialogue suggests several speakers, at least two and adds to the context of book 1. The last stanza opens with "unreal city" so to ask about a corpse planted in a garden is justifiable in regards to the current conditions

    1. Now notes of desperation have begunto overtake my hearing; now I comewhere mighty lamentation beats against me.

      This is a moment where Dante's focus on human sensibility is illuminated. Conflicting feelings overwhelm him because he is hearing the cries of the Lustful. An action commonly considered beautiful and attractive transformed into something disgusting due to the setting, and the fact that these cries are not from a single person you love. Dante often uses human sensibility, or the lack of human perception in this case, to express a heightened sense of feeling. These "notes of desperation" began to overpower his hearing and he reaches the point in his journey that lamentation hurts. Lamentation is simply the expression of such grief. Dante often uses water imagery to express feelings of aggression or disgust, and in this case, it works quite well because the opposing winds one hears when a storm is taking place is like the sea being beat with opposing winds. He too indirectly expresses the opposition of being in the presence sexuality and simultaneously feeling disgust.

  2. Feb 2014
    1. By contrast, any positive or negative effects that intellectual property rights have on the wider populace are diffused, and any individual member of the wider populace has little motive (and potentially insufficient means) to overco me the significant barriers to active political lobbying. As a result, the intrinsic trend is for intellectual INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY: POLICY FOR INNOVATION 11   property holders to actively lobby, largely unopposed, for greater rights protections. (Fisher, 1999, Sect. II. C.)

      Both positive and negative effects stemming from intellectual property rights to the wider populace are diffused, thus the wider populace has little motive to oppose changes to laws and policies that support intellectual property.

  3. Sep 2013
    1. I maintain also that if you compare me with those who profess54 to turn men to a life of temperance and justice, you will find that my teaching is more true and more profitable than theirs. For they exhort their followers to a kind of virtue and wisdom which is ignored by the rest of the world and is disputed among themselves; I, to a kind which is recognized by all. They, again, are satisfied if through the prestige of their names they can draw a number of pupils into their society; I, you will find, have never invited any person to follow me, but endeavor to persuade the whole state to pursue a policy from which the Athenians will become prosperous themselves, and at the same time deliver the rest of the Hellenes from their present ills.

      Works through a negative opposition here and several other places. What might we think of this style? What does it offer?