Argument of Definition “Love” “Those Winter Sundays”, by Robert Hayden captures love as a theme in his poem. Love is an unspoken emotion that cannot be expressed in any language between a father and son. The poem reveals how a father exhibits love when he really does not know how to express it. The Father shows his love by warming up the house and shining shoes for his son. Sometimes love is displayed by a parent who does for a child not even thinking of it as a “job”. We all have taken our parents for granted at least once in our lifetime, and that is the guilt the child feels. Sometimes you don’t realize the love parents have or don’t have until you are older. This demonstrates how love is shown differently in homes and how most people would define “Love”. Love can be verbal or just in actions. The word love can be defined so many different ways. It can be very broad in its definition and meaning. Agape love is doing what is in the best interest of another. Romantic love is emotional love and friendship love is a bond existing between people who have common interest or desires. People can use it very lightly or they can show it as a very deeply. My definition of love is a very deep feeling of caring and admiration for someone. There can be so many different types and levels of love. The highest level of love is unconditional love. Unconditional love is a love you have for someone that you only want the best for him or her and do not need anything in return except their happiness. A very good example of that is a parent’s love for a child. Though this sometimes cannot be the truth for every parent; most parents have such a deep unselfish and unconditional love for their children that can only be felt for your child. Love can be felt and shared with many in a person’s life. Of course, the first example everyone thinks of is a husband and wife, or partner. There is a love for other family members in the family such as a grandparent, cousin, aunt or uncle, even a niece, etc. There is a love you have for friends, caregivers, and even pets. A love should be a special feeling you have for certain people and things in your life, not just everyone that you enjoy being around. It should be a feeling that you need to share your life with that person and care what is happing to them. The Oxford dictionary definition of love is an intense feeling of deep affection. There are so many more ways to define love. Love is one of the hardest words to define because it can mean so many different things and is a word every language uses. Love for a friend is different than a love you have for your lover or your parents. Some use love very liberally and some only share it for that special person. For instance, love can be more than just affection. It can be purely emotion, feeling, thought or willingness to an individual. Love is what you make of it and each person makes the word “love” it’s own. On the other hand, you love for different reasons and each reason will be different than the other. This definition is too narrow to understand love. Another definition of love is, “Love is a variety of different feelings, states, and attitudes that ranges from interpersonal affection, emotion of a strong attraction and personal attachment. It can also be a virtue representing human kindness, compassion, and affection. It may also describe compassionate and affectionate actions towards other humans, one's self or animals” (Wikipedia). This definition of love covers a broader range of the use of the word. Romantic love is very different than a love for a parent or pet. People have the capacity to love in different ways on such different levels. This is a better definition than Oxfords, but still can be a little too broad, and loses the emotion of love in the explanation. Equally important is how psychology plays a big part in how someone gives or receives love. "People who approach their daily lives…
Intro to Phil Essay
Instructions: Write a 3-4-page paper taking a position on one of the issues we have discussed. This paper must be typed and double-spaced, 12-point Roman font, one-inch margins. It must include your name and page number on every page, and be stapled in the upper-left-hand corner. Be sure to be clear about what your position is, and how you are supporting it. You may have to appeal to evidence outside of Lawhead, depending on your topic. Be sure to cite any outside sources…
as the word “crop”. It is very interesting to learn of the many different definitions and uses of this word. The information in this paper will hopefully help people implement the many different forms of such a common word in their every day language.
This word is a good choice to research because of its many different definitions and uses. “Crop” can be used as a noun, verb, or adjective. Some of the definitions were very unexpected and surprising. It is always helpful to learn about…
7 February 2013
What is an Argument?
Everyone at some point and time has had what they consider to be an argument. Many feel an argument is a negative exchange of words between two or more people. Others may define an argument as a chance to express an opinion or belief. To a certain degree the first two definitions are correct. “An argument takes a stand and presents evidence that helps to convince people of the writer’s position. Arguments may be presented formally for academic discussions…
Over the past decade countries around the world including South Korea and Finland have ranked higher than the United States in math and sciences. According to the International Comparison of Math, Reading, and Science Skills Among 15 year olds, Finland has a mean performance ranking of 1-4 in math and a 1-3 rank for science. South Korea a close second to Finland has a mean performance of 2-3 in the category of math and 2-4 in science…
October 3, 2012
In this Definition Essay, I was trying to prove how the word normal is being changed while technology is changing. As the world of technology is being to enhance and proceed, meanings of words are also being used differently than how they used to. During the process of writing this essay, I had some difficulty incorporating technology and what we have gone over in class, but draft after draft, I was finally able to come to a conclusion. I am very pleased…
Stereotyping and Profiling – The Negative Effect on Society
Glenn A Smith
This essay shows the negative effects society encounters from stereotyping and profiling and some solutions to how, we as a nation, can overcome this plague. Stereotyping is the act of making an assumption or generalization of a particular person or group of persons based on misconceptions usually extending to how they might act or what they represent…
such as a fireman or a military service member.
Generalizing the term hero is not only a misuse of the word, but it is simply poor knowledge of what a true hero does to be considered a hero. Everyone has a varying degree of the definition, but the root of the definition is still one that displays courage in threatening or dangerous situations in order to save others from injury or death. In order to avoid degrading the word ‘hero’ into something meaningless, it should be reserved for those rare…
Argument Analysis Essay 2
PHIL 310 Course Outcomes Assessed
2. Relate the importance of basic logical concepts such as validity, soundness and consistency to reasoning practice.
3. Apply analytical and thinking skills through syllogistic, symbolic and informal logic scenarios.
5. Translate, formalize and evaluate simple arguments in categorical and propositional form.
6. Combine theory and practice to communicate logical arguments orally and in written form.
November, 13, 2014
Are you successful? What does that mean to you? Success and being successful can be defined and rated in many ways; traditionally and most commonly success has been defined by material elements such as, wealth, power and, popularity status. The Webster dictionary’s definition for success is: the fact of getting or achieving wealth, respect, or fame. However, success has changed and its meaning has evolved over time. The most recent…
14 June, 2012
Final/Revised Researched Argument Essay
(thesis) The media is a culture force that can not be avoided and gives us information on a vast variety of topics. It influences what we think, the way we act and helps us choose our purchases. The media not only provides us with the information, but it decides which information is important. What we see on television and the internet or what we hear on the radio is all chosen by the media. Media…