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Like is a word that is used extensively in society When like is used the society supports it allowing them to break down everything that builds up a language Since society is unable to truly communicate it continues to make the same mistakes over and over again Society makes use of words that bring them further and further away from the point in which they wish to prove resulting in a clich that Merriam-Webster defines as a phrase or expression that has been used so often that it is no longer original or interesting The use of the clich aids the author in showing the audience that the true meaning of words have been diminished The dumb phones that are in moot desuetude shows the loss in translation as communication can be no more than the all too common conversation that features hello how are you and good Through enjambment metonymy and the use of like as a clich Stallings exhibits the fading away of accurate communication Enjambment is used in the poem to highlight the continuous deterioration of language The Sestina Like proves that society lives and breathes on fake communication Each time the word like is used it helps the society gather something money-like 9 to ensure that they have a token 10 that will provide them with virtual support 10 This support will allow them to still virtually communicate when all other forms of talk come to an end The society will be left with nothing more than the artificial thing called communication Words cannot be used in the communication between the people of the society if not accompanied by like Like Displaces other words 25-26 as it is the only way that understanding can be induced upon this society This causes mankind to lack greatly in its vocabulary as it oversupplies the word like to all places that it will fit This is noticed when people pause to think or
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