"For the Love of Words"
For as long as I can remember, I have been in love with words. When I first read Coleridge's poem "The Rime of the Ancient Mariner" in 8th grade, I fell in love with language, the manipulation of words as a means to affect an audience. Whether we manipulate language to communicate with one another or to compose a specific piece of writing, we start with words. Through words, we make our entrance into the world; through words, we chronicle our experiences, our ideas, our understanding, and som... ... More