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Posted by on Tuesday, September 9, 2008 at 4:46am.

I have a problem with 'diction'
I kind of 'feel' the sentence, but I don't know what to write.

Thanks a lot!!

"Art is the antidote that can call us back from the edge of numbness, restoring the ability to feel for another."

By using the word "antidote", what does that author imply about the inability to feel for another?
What effect would it have on the meening of the sentence if we change the word antidote to gift?

  • English - , Tuesday, September 9, 2008 at 7:31am

    Check out the dictionary meanings of the two words:
    http://www.answers.com/antidote
    http://www.answers.com/gift

    The prefix alone on the word "antidote" indicates something negative has happened and this "antidote" will make things better. The word "gift" has no negative connotations at all, unless it's originally paired with other words of a negative tone.

    http://www.answers.com/diction

    =)

  • English - , Monday, September 15, 2008 at 12:09am

    i've to learn english.

  • English - , Monday, September 15, 2008 at 12:12am

    I have to learn drafting

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