Class V // 2.13.13 // Bierce + Voltaire + Signal Phrases + New Reading + In-Class Writing Revisions

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Today, we went over the proper use of a signal phrase and involved that in an in-class writing which you should proof, revise and post below in the comments section. As well, please download the attached reading and only read the Diogenes section, not the Heraclitus section.

Guy Davenport – The Fragments of Heraclitus and Diogenes

ENGL 2150 . CLASS V notes 2 13 13

21 thoughts on “Class V // 2.13.13 // Bierce + Voltaire + Signal Phrases + New Reading + In-Class Writing Revisions

  1. According to Voltaire, love is: “A caprice lasting a few days, a sentiment without esteem, gallants’ affections, a frigid habit, a romantic fantasy, relish follow by prompt disrelish.” (#). It is a free-growing force of nature and cannot be dictated by the victim. It cannot be commanded or cast away in the same way that we can not command or cast away other forces of nature like the sun and sea, it is an overwhelming illness that will cause sudden change of emotions, thoughts and actions.

  2. According to Ambrose Bierce, love is: “A temporary insanity curable by marriage or the removal of the patient from the influences under which he incurred the disorder…” (155). However, love, in all its abstraction, cannot be concretely defined by anyone – this “temporary insanity” afflicts only those who attempt to do so. Although we may try to distinguish love with satire or fantasy, it is ultimately an unsolvable mystery of our universe.

  3. According to Voltaire, love is: “A caprice lasting a few days, a sentiment without esteem, gallants’ affections, a frigid habit, a romantic fantasy, relish follow by prompt disrelish.” Love is all of these and also none of these in that nobody can state with complete confidence what the meaning of love is. It is a word that everyone views differently.

  4. According to Voltaire, love is: “A romantic fantasy.” Love can also be defined as a pleasant dream. One can say that love is an imaginary state, believed to be mysterious and unreal.

    -G.E.M.

  5. According to Ambrose Bierce, love is: “Temporary insanity”. Love is not difinable, everyone has their own way of describing it. “Temporary insanity” is one way some people view this indescribable word know as “LOVE”

  6. According to Ambrose-Bierce, love is: “A temporary insanity curable by marriage or by removal of the patient from the influences under which he incurred the disorder.” Also, love is the simultaneous feeling of nervousness, excitement, and obsession towards a particular person. In a sense, these feelings can be described as “insanity” because they all happen at once and can overwhelm a person.

  7. According to Amber Bierce, love is, “a temporary insanity.” On the contrary, love is a deep sense of care for another individual. This means that Bierce’s reference to love as a “temporary insanity” is untrue.

  8. According to Ambrose Bierce, love is: “A temporary insanity.” Love could also be defined as a captivating, affectionate feeling that makes us do almost anything for the other person. Therefore, love can be described as an “insanity” that makes us give and care an amount that is just overwhelming.

  9. According to Ambrose Bierce, love is: “a temporary insanity.” Love is also the partitioning of the human soul to another individual. This temporary insanity is caused by the nurturing of that portion of the soul so that this portion will grow and establish a stronger bond between two individuals.

  10. According to Ambrose Bierce in The Unabridged Devil’s Dictionary, love is: “A temporary insanity curable by marriage or by removal of the patient from the influences under which he incurred the disorder” (155). In my opinion, love cannot be defined by any word(s) because it is such an abstract term. Ambrose Bierce has a major flaw in his definition of love, mainly because he actually has a definition for love when love is simply undefinable.

  11. According to Voltaire, love is: “A caprice lasting a few days.” People oftentimes succumb to the power that love possesses, falling into a loop transitioning through stages of love and whatever comes opposite. Thus, a being in love can spend a lifetime segueing through these caprices that last a few days.

  12. As stated in The Devil’s Dictionary, Ambrose Bierce proclaims that love is, “A temporary insanity curable by marriage or by removal of the patient from the influences under which he incurred the disorder.” Although love can be temporary, marriage should be considered the epiphany of love. As temporary and insane love can be, I believe Bierce’s suggestion that marriage can alleviate love, as satirical as it is, is wrong.

  13. According to Ambrose Bierce, love is, “A temporary incurable insanity” (188). Love is, defined as an intangible idea that one can never satisfy. Ambrose Bierce put together an accurate definition to what love is, especially since his definition alludes to how it is incurable.

  14. According to Ambrose Bierce in The Unabridged Devil’s Dictionary, love is, “a temporary insanity.” Love is a strong overwhelming feeling that dazzles and makes one obsessed. Even though Bierce’s definition is satirical, it still has a grain of truth, as being ready to sacrifice everything for another person is indeed a sign of insanity.

  15. According to Amber Bierce, love is, “a temporary insanity;” however, real love is not temporary. A person, who has witnessed real love, may no longer be in love with their partner, but he/she will continue to love that person. Therefore, love cannot be a “temporary insanity” because it does not end.

  16. According to Ambrose PIerce, love is: “A temporary insanity.” Love is a paralysis of the mind brought on by extreme feelings of attachment and affection for another. Love is a temporary illness that targets the mind, that is brought on by extreme feelings of attachment and affection for another.

  17. According to Ambrose Bierce, love is, “A temporary insanity curable by marriage or by the removal of the patient.” Love is actually incurable by marriage or by removal of the patient. Love is an everlasting feeling that stays regardless if you are married or separated from the thing or person you love. It is a feeling that one cannot get rid of therefore it is not temporary.

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