Forms of Love 1: Pro Patria

It’s ridiculous that there’s only one word for love: there are clearly many different forms of this emotion, all with different strengths and effects. The Ancient Greeks had a solution – different words for different types of love. Their list included ludus (playful love), pragma (longstanding love) and eros (sexual love). Although the length of… Continue reading Forms of Love 1: Pro Patria

Personification 12: Love’s not from God

Shakespeare had a penchant for stating things by asserting the opposite is untrue. “Love is not love that alteration finds”, “Love alters not” and “Love’s not Time’s fool” are all taken from Sonnet 116 ‘Let me not to the marriage of true minds admit impediments’.  It is a powerful technique because it distinctly asserts a… Continue reading Personification 12: Love’s not from God