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Think back on all the things you’ve lost over the years. For most of us, the list is impossibly long: hoodies, books, car keys, pets, wallets, homework…it goes on and on. Now, think a little more abstractly about things lost: friends, lovers, family, homes. What do you feel when you think of these items that are gone forever? Anger? Sadness? Regret? All of the above?

In "One Art," the speaker attempts to avoid feeling anything in order to – simply put – get over it. Her practice of the "art of losing" is sort of an extension of something our parents are constantly telling us: to look at the big picture. Every time she says that something’s not a "disaster," she takes a step outside her own life and looks at the big picture.

However, by the time she gets around to claiming that the loss of her beloved isn’t a disaster, she’s necessarily many, many steps away from her past, if you get what we mean. The picture is big all of a sudden; that is to say, if you want to get through life totally unscathed, you’ve basically got to distance yourself from it completely. The art of losing, it turns out, is actually impossible to master.

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These mothers, instead of being able to work for their honest livelihood, are forced to employ all their time in strolling to beg sustenance for their helpless infants: who as they grow up either turn thieves for want of work, or leave their dear native country to fight for the Pretender in Spain, or sell themselves to the Barbadoes.I think it is agreed by all parties that this prodigious number of children in the arms, or on the backs, or at the heels of their mothers, and frequently of their fathers, is in the present deplorable state of the kingdom a very great additional grievance; and, therefore, whoever could find out a fair, cheap, and easy method of making these children sound, useful members of the commonwealth, would deserve so well of the public as to have his statue set up for a preserver of the nation.But my intention is very far from being confined to provide only for the children of professed beggars; it is of a much greater extent, and shall take in the whole number of infants at a certain age who are born of parents in effect as little able to support them as those who demand our charity in the streets.As to my own part, having turned my thoughts for many years upon this important subject, and maturely weighed the several schemes of other projectors, I have always found them grossly mistaken in the computation.

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A child will make two dishes at an entertainment for friends; and when the family dines alone, the fore or hind quarter will make a reasonable dish, and seasoned with a little pepper or salt will be very good boiled on the fourth day, especially in winter.I have reckoned upon a medium that a child just born will weigh 12 pounds, and in a solar year, if tolerably nursed, increaseth to 28 pounds.I grant this food will be somewhat dear, and therefore very proper for landlords, who, as they have already devoured most of the parents, seem to have the best title to the children.Infant's flesh will be in season throughout the year, but more plentiful in March, and a little before and after; for we are told by a grave author, an eminent French physician, that fish being a prolific diet, there are more children born in Roman Catholic countries about nine months after Lent than at any other season; therefore, reckoning a year after Lent, the markets will be more glutted than usual, because the number of popish infants is at least three to one in this kingdom: and therefore it will have one other collateral advantage, by lessening the number of papists among us.I have already computed the charge of nursing a beggar's child (in which list I reckon all cottagers, laborers, and four-fifths of the farmers) to be about two shillings per annum, rags included; and I believe no gentleman would repine to give ten shillings for the carcass of a good fat child, which, as I have said, will make four dishes of excellent nutritive meat, when he hath only some particular friend or his own family to dine with him.

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Living in a world that values language above all, communication has become a top priority in the lives of people everywhere. Means of communicating through word of mouth and ear have evolved from storytelling, to letters, telephones, email, facebook and blogs. Although the technologies of today do a marvelous job of keeping us connected and allow us to share our opinions and emotions at the click of a button, it is still limited by the barrier of language. Hundreds of languages are spoken and written all across the globe and in order to successfully communicate ideas between all these nations’ translators must be used. While this is successful the intension of our words are sometimes lost in translation. However art has no language barriers and has the ability to speak to all people no matter what language they voice. In fact, you don’t even have to be able to speak or hear to gather the message that all art sends out to its viewers.

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-Four levels of formal analysis, which you can use to explain a work of art:

Baruch wanted to do a photographic essay on the Panthers, and when the director of San Francisco’s De Young Museum told her his museum would show the works, Baruch made contact with Kathleen Cleaver, the party’s communications secretary and spokesperson.

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One can only wish that Fairey would take a cue from the clichéd catchphrase on his poster and "Make Art" himself instead of incessantly reframing and recycling the works of others.

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Conceivably the following example will raise an eyebrow or two, not just because it’s proof positive of Fairey’s total and complete ignorance of history - which for him exists only as a source of images to be exploited - but because it should make obvious that anyone so ill-informed should not be in the vanguard of today’s political art.

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This duality that Bishop works so hard to achieve in draft after draft (there areseventeen drafts of "One Art" in vassar’s manuscript collection) shefinally finds in one word, "shan’t." This word, with its overformalstiffness, its anachronistic sound, its school-marmish precision, says both "I’mlying" and "I’m not lying." Using the future perfect tense allows anambiguity that no other grammatical structure can provide. Bishop accomplished the feat ofexpressing her ambivalence about her own endeavor; in the word "shan’t" shecombined opposite meanings in one utterance.

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All that I write is false, it’s evident
The art of losing isn’t hard to master
oh no
anything at all anything but one’s love. (Say it: disaster).