Orwell points out, in his essay, "...political language has to consist largely of euphemism, question-begging and sheer cloudy vagueness." He also stresses, "Political language...is designed to make lies sound truthful and murder respectable, and to give an appearance of solidity to pure wind." Orwell suggests a number of rules that politicians should (but do not) follow: 1.
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*Engl 523 can satisfy Knowledge of a nonnative language is required for the MA in English with a specialization in Literature or Literature and the Teaching of Reading.
Native speakers of English All students completing the MA degree in English in either specialization must complete a requirement in the study of language.
Students must do one of the following: the Language Requirement.
To satisfy the language requirement, nonnative speakers of English must pass the English Placement Test (EPT) as a graduate student or qualify for one of the EPT exemptions listed below; if students fail the English Placement Test (for nonnative speakers), they will be required to take English classes.Lucky to have a Cabinet of talented men and women I'm proud to call friends, as well as colleagues." Contains the relative subordinate clause "that can compete for government on equal terms," which suggests that they were once the underdogs and the verb "compete," suggests that they have fought for their right to govern.Through use and repetition of the qualitative adjective "lucky," a sense that Labour feels blessed to be a part of the British government is given, surely a compliment to the public.The study of literature is central to the humanities, offering us experience in assessing human behavior and motivation.Through literary study we come to understand the power of language and literature to convey and construct individual and cultural values.The noun phrase, "A cabinet of talented men and women" suggests that Labour is capable of a 3rd term as its members are skilled at their roles.The infinitive verb "to call," when used with the concrete noun "friends" implies that the party has humanity and can relate to the British public.Through language politicians hope to make decisions that will influence other people's behaviour and even their values.Power can be gained in many ways, in a dictatorship by force, in a democracy through law, or often a much more successful technique; through the power of persuasion. Introduction How do Politicians gain support through language?Word Count: 6262 INTRODUCTION Politics is concerned with power, and the language that politicians use reflects their craving for it.