Poems by Sedanur Altun

"Soleil couchant sur la seine à Lavacourt, effet d'hiver", 1880, by Claude Monet. Pleasure and Despair It was like the wind coming through, While she looked away and felt it in. Like the changing colours of the sky Or the moonshine’s calmness, She saw that in the light of his eyes. It made her change Into some... Continue Reading →

Dystopian Traits of The Hunger Games and Their Affects

by Özge Sapmaz (Illustration by sanjota)   The Hunger Games, written by Suzanne Collins, is a popular trilogy that impresses people with its dystopian elements and the hope it gives to the people to break free from dystopia. The author tells the story of a dystopic country called Panem that is controlled by a very... Continue Reading →

Big Brother is Watching Your Language, Literally: How 1984s Big Brother and Gilead of The Handmaid’s Tale uses Language as a Tool of Power

(Addis) ‘The limits of my language mean the limits of my world.’ Ludwig Wittgenstein, a philosopher of language amongst many others, described the power of language along these lines. Dystopia is ‘‘an imagined world or society in which people lead wretched, dehumanized, fearful lives’’. A fundamental characteristic aspect of dystopian worlds is control over others,... Continue Reading →

Analyzing the Texts around Us

by AREEJ SAEED          Communication derives from the Latin word “communicare” meaning “to share” (Dictionary.com) any kind of information or message among people. It is not always done through speaking; it could be written or symbols. Texts (ads, TV series, artworks and so on) are means for communication or to share messages. Sometimes these messages... Continue Reading →

Questioned

Photo by Willy Rizzo I was sitting alone at a café and I was arguing with my friends online. Their words stroke me like a giant meteor and I was the dinosaurs, maybe their intentions were caring but this does not change the fact that I got hurt because the arguments came from my closest... Continue Reading →

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