Monday, April 24, 2017

Month 9 Week 2

Ambiguity is when the meaning of a word, phrase, or sentence is uncertain. There could be more than one meaning. Typically, it is best to avoid ambiguity in your writing. When you make statements that are ambiguous, you confuse the reader and hinder the meaning of the text. However, sometimes ambiguity is used deliberately to add humor to a text.
Ambiguity in Literature  Complete the test your knowledge quiz at the end of the reading. Discuss or give examples of ambiguity in your reading selections.


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  1. 1. Which of the following statements is the best ambiguity definition?

    B. An event or utterance from which more than one interpretation can be made.


    2. Which of the following Mitch Hedberg jokes contains an example of ambiguity?

    A. I used to do drugs. I still do, but I used to, too.

    3. In Frank R. Stockton’s short story, “The Lady, or the Tiger?” do you think the princess indicates to the man to choose the door behind which is the lady or the door with the tiger?

    B. Tiger—the princess would have been too jealous to allow the man to marry another woman and instead chooses for him to die.

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  2. "I wear a red yes and how he kissed me under the Moorish Wall and I thought well as well him as another and then I asked him with my eyes to ask again yes and then he asked me would I yes to say yes…" Ulysses by James Joyce. In this section I couldn't find the message behind it and it really confused me.

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  3. 1. B-An event or utterance from which more than one interpretation can be made.

    2. A-I used drugs. I still do, but I used to, too.

    3. B- Tiger-the princess would have been too jealous to allow the man to marry another woman and instead chooses for him to die.

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  4. 1. An event or utterance from which more than one interpretation can be made.

    2. I used drugs. I still do, but I used to, too.

    3. Tiger-the princess would have been too jealous to allow the man to marry another woman and instead chooses for him to die.

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  5. 1. B- an event or utterance from which more than one interpretation can be made.

    2. A- I used drugs. I still do, but I used to, too.

    3. Tiger- The princess would have been too jealous to allow the man to marry another woman and instead chooses for him to die.

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  6. B: An event or utterance from which more than one interpretation can be made.
    A: I used to do drugs. I still do, but I used to, too.
    C: Not sure.
    Katie Kinoshita

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  7. 1. B: An event or utterance from which more than one interpretation can be made.
    2. A. I used to do drugs. I still do, but I used to, too.
    3. There is no correct answer. Because the ending of the story is ambiguous, you, as the reader and interpreter, get to decide.

    An example of ambiguity is in Robert Frost's poem "The Road Not Taken". He states in his poem, "I took the one less traveled by, and that has made all the difference," yet he clarifies that both roads are “worn… really about the same."

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  8. 1. B- An event or utterance from which more than one interpretation can be made.

    2. A- I used to do drugs. I still do, but I used to, too.

    3. B- The princess would have been too jealous to allow the man to marry another woman and instead chooses for him to die.

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  9. 1) B) An event or utterance from which more than one interpretation can be made.

    2) A) I used to do drugs. I still do, but I used to, too.

    3) B) Tiger—the princess would have been too jealous to allow the man to marry another woman and instead chooses for him to die.

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  10. 1. B) An event or utterance from which more than one interpretation can be made.

    2. A) I used to do drugs. I still do, but I used to, too.

    3. C) The princess would have been jealous to allow the man to marry a different woman and instead choses his death.

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  11. 1. A) I used to do drugs. I still do, but I used to, too.

    2. A) Lady—the princess would have been too saddened by the man’s death and thus chooses for him to marry another woman.

    3. C) A situation in which a character doesn’t care what the outcome is.

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  12. 1.b) an event or utterance from which more than one interpretation can be made.

    2.a) I used to do drugs. I still do, But i used to, too.

    3.c) not sure

    An examples of ambiguity from Edgar Allan Poe, from the book The Ambiguity of death is "Insane slander and Slanderous insanity."

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  13. 1. B: An event or utterance from which more than one interpretation can be made.

    2. A) I used to do drugs. I still do, but I used to, too.

    3. C) Not Sure

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  14. 1B. an event or utterance from which more than one interpretation can be made.

    2A. I used to do drugs, I still do, I used to, too

    3C. There is no answer, you get to decide/interperate

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  15. 1. B
    2. B (I know it is A, but I wanted to put my original answers)
    3. C

    I was unable to recall any notable instances of ambiguity in my reading selections or other stories. I did, however, search for a few to share:

    1. "A good life depends on a liver"- liver could refer to an organ, or alternatively to a person who lives.
    2. "The passerby helps dog bite victim"- could mean that the passerby comes to the aid of the victim of a dog bite, or that the passerby assists the dog in biting someone.

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  16. 1. Which of the following statements is the best ambiguity definition?
B. An event or utterance from which more than one interpretation can be made.

    2. Which of the following Mitch Hedberg jokes contains an example of ambiguity?
A. I used to do drugs. I still do, but I used to, too.

    3. In Frank R. Stockton’s short story, “The Lady, or the Tiger?” do you think the princess indicates to the man to choose the door behind which is the lady or the door with the tiger?
A. Lady—the princess would have been too saddened by the man’s death and thus chooses for him to marry another woman.

    The entire short story of "Hills Like White Elephants" by Ernest Hemingway is an example of ambiguity. In it, a couple chats while waiting for their train. It is quite confusing and ambiguous, as readers cannot easily decipher what the two are talking about. There is no background information, either, which makes readers have to dig deeper and use their imagination to come up with an interpretation.

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  17. 1 Which of the following statements is the best ambiguity definition
    B. An event or utterance from which more than one interpretation can be made

    2. Which of the following Mitch Hedberg jokes contains an example of ambiguity?
    A. I used to do drugs. I still do, but I used to, too.

    3. In Frank R. Stockton’s short story, “The Lady, or the Tiger?” do you think the princess indicates to the man to choose the door behind which is the lady or the door with the tiger?
    C. Not sure

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