And When I am Formulated, Sprawling on a Pin

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And I have known the eyes already, known them all, The eyes that fix you in a formulated phrase, And when I am formulated, sprawling on a pin, And I am pinned and wriggling on the wall, Then how should I begin? T S Eliot, 1915, The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock Susan Sontag (1977, pg 155) accuses photography of …

The Advertising Idea

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Katherine Frith likens reading adverts to peeling an onion. She pinpoints three stages in reading adverts: The surface meaning The advertiser’s intended meaning and The cultural meaning. She concludes that ‘advertising only “makes sense” when it resonates with certain deeply held belief systems’ (Undressing the Ad, pg  5). I have been reading with great interest the posts on Canvas regarding …